Sheriff Sends SAR Members to Jefferson Wilderness to Aid in Search Efforts PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:47
As the search for a missing hiker continues in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, a 6-member crew from the Columbia County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team has joined the effort.
Ronald Ohm, 52, of Portland was hiking with two others last Thursday when he decided to stay behind to take photos while his companions went ahead to start a camp on Russell Lake about a mile north of Mount Jefferson.

Ohm never arrived at the camp. His friends called for help Friday evening.
   CCSO SAR Camp Near Jefferson Wilderness               
Last night, Sheriff Jeff Dickerson dispatched Undersheriff Andy Moyer and a crew of 5 volunteer search team members to help in the expanded effort to find Mr. Ohm. "We want to do what we can to send trained search and rescue team members into the area to assist with this search," he said.
Volunteer team members from Columbia County include: Terry Martin,  57, St. Helens; Michelle Jenkins, 31, Vernonia; Joe Jenkins, 34, Vernonia; Steve Reddington, 53, Kelso, Wash.; and, Al Bernal, 46, Scappoose.
The team brought relief to teams that had been searching to no avail since the weekend.  The sheriff expects the team to return Wednesday.

Terry Martin                    Michelle Jenkins              Joe Jenkis
  Al Bernal                      Steve Reddington
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:39