Missing hikers found
- Madras Pioneer - News
Search and rescue teams were called to help find two hikers lost during a competition at the Washington Family Camp.
>Search and Rescue called out
According to Sheriff Jim Adkins, June 4, at 7:35 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was notified of two missing hikers at the Washington Family Camp near Antelope.
The hikers, Luis Trybom, 32, of Milwaukie and Ryan Johnstone, 23, of Portland, were participating in an extreme outdoor competition, called GPS geocaching.
When the pair failed to check in at the required check-in time, camp staff started searching the camp and surrounding area, and confirmed that Trybom and Johnstone were missing.
They notified the sheriff's office of the missing hikers and continued searching the area by foot and vehicle.
At 9:14 p.m., a deputy from Jefferson County arrived at the Washington Family Camp and became part of a multi-agency, search and rescue effort.
The sheriff's office was assisted by camp staff, search and rescue teams from the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River County Sheriff's Office.
At 7:37 a.m., June 5, the two hikers were located by an aircraft assisting in the search and rescue effort, flown by Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler, near the John Day River.
The Jefferson County Search and Rescue team assisted camp staff in escorting the hikers back to the Washington Family Camp. Trybom and Johnstone were unhurt.