At the request of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Mountain Rescue assisted with the investigation and recovery of a vehicle reported to be far over the edge of the Columbia River Highway near Crown Point. A team of 16 PMR rescuers set up a rope system and lowered a rescuer to investigate the vehicle which was found to contain a deceased person. PMR rescuers cleared obstacles for extraction of the vehicle. They then ferried the cable from a crane down the cliff and attached the cable to the vehicle. The crane drug the vehicle up several hundred feet to the highway. The matter is the subject of further investigation by law enforcement officials.
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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.