Missing Oregon Hiker Found Alive on Mount Hood
(PORTLAND, Ore.) — The Oregon National Guard found a missing hiker on Saturday morning after days of searching.
The hiker, 23-year-old Mary Owen, had been missing since last Sunday when a Black Hawk helicopter from the Oregon National Guard did a flyover of the Sandy Glacier area Saturday morning. During the flyover, Owen was spotted and recovered.
Owen was transported to a local hospital where she was determined to have suffered frostbite and a possible fractured ankle.
Owen, was last heard from last Sunday when she told a friend that she was preparing to climb Mount Hood. The police were alerted that Owen was missing on Thursday by the same friend, according to the Oregonian.
Authorities located Owen’s vehicle on Thursday night in a parking lot at Timberline Lodge. Concerns mounted as authorities were unable to determine what hiking equipment Owen had with her.
Owen was located a significant distance from her vehicle, but not too far from the trail, according to Deputy Marcus Mendoza of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Oregonian Owen is an experienced hiker who had completed the Pacific Crest Trail — which ranges from Mexico to Canada — during a nine month adventure.
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