The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office requested our assistance in a search for a possible suicide victim in the vicinity of the Vista House in the Columbia Gorge. The subject’s car had been parked in the area for several days.
On the morning of July 30, 2011, PMR searchers descended from above to investigate colorful objects observed from above. They quickly located a woman’s body accompanied by a small dog. The PMR team packaged the body in a litter and used rope systems to haul it up a steep incline and finally a vertical section. The team then calmed and rescued the dog.
All rescuers were out of the field by 13:00.