Search and rescue crews find missing man in Gorge
As Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) Missing Persons Unit was planning to ask for the public's help to find Richard Lee Wilson, he was found alive on at approximately 10:40 a.m., Friday Feb. 1 near Larch Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Search and Rescue teams from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, and Mountain Wave worked together to find the 52-year-old Portland resident, according to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau.
"We appreciate the collaboration and diligence of the search and rescue teams from our local area partners to help us locate this missing man. We are grateful for their service and hard work to achieve this positive outcome," said PPB Chief Danielle Outlaw.
Wilson had been last seen at 7:30 a.m on Thursday, Jan. 31 by family members as he was preparing to go for a run. Wilson is an avid trail runner.
When he didn't return, his family reported him missing.
His family found his car at the Multnomah Falls parking lot at 10 p.m. on Jan. 31. The discovery prompted an overnight search and rescue operation.