Gresham man hurt on solo bow-hunting trip rescued at Columbia River Gorge
September 25, 2011
By Sally Ho, OregonLive.com
A 33-year-old Gresham man, who was hurt on a solo bow-hunting
excursion at the Columbia River Gorge, was rescued by the National
Guard Sunday evening.
The man sent a distressed text message to the people who were
supposed to pick him up on Sunday, the third and final day of his
solo trip near the Moffett Creek trail. He indicated he got lost
heading back to the meet-up location and had hurt himself in a fall,
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Peterson said.
A search and rescue effort then started at 3 p.m. and he was
found by a National Guard helicopter at about 6:30 p.m., Peterson
said. The man suffered a large gash on his left knee and took
himself to the hospital.
It is unclear what he was hunting or if he caught anything,
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