Missing Hiker Found in Gorge | 101 KXL

Missing Hiker Found in Gorge

Written by Cort Johnson on July 10, 2014

Photo: Rosemary Reynolds

PORTLAND, OR – Search crews have located a woman who was lost on a hike near Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

Jessica Wheeler was located in the Nesmith Point area early this morning, after a plane spotted a flashlight overnight.  A helicopter used a heat sensing camera this morning and located a small campfire.   Officials say she’s uninjured and cold but okay.

Wheeler left on a camping trip on Monday with her dog Sophie.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says searchers covered more than 30 miles of trails looking for the 33-year-old from Wasco after she called for help Wednesday night. Sheriff Deputies located her car at the Oneonta Gorge Trailhead.

With additional reporting by Rosemary Reynolds

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