Search Suspended For Missing 18 Year Old

On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 7:31 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost on the Lava Canyon Trail, located at the end of the USFS 83 road, 18 miles east of Cougar, Washington. Avery Jackson, 19, of Kelso, Washington called the … [Read more...]

Fatal ATV Accident In Gifford Pinchot Forest

Wednesday, 17 October 20180930 AM On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at approximately 10:10 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fatal ATV collision near the USFS 2592 road,18 miles east of Cougar, Washington, on private timber land. Frank Yela, Fire District #6 Fire Chief … [Read more...]

Skamania County Dive Team Conducts River Clean Up

On Sunday,  September 16th 2018  the Skamania County Sheriff's Office  Dive Rescue / Recovery Team took time out of their regular in-service training to clean up local waterways.  People drive past these bodies of water everyday but don't realize the mess and hazards that lies beneath; cans, … [Read more...]

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Man Injured At Rock Creek Falls

August 9, 2018 On August 8, 2018 at approximately 3:45 pm, the Skamania County 911 center received a report that a male subject had jumped from the top of Rock Creek falls and was injured. Robert Joseph Sellars, 52 years of age had hiked up Rock Creek to the area of the falls with his wife, 2 sons … [Read more...]

Summer Brings More Search and Rescues

August 8, 2018, 10:00 AM  On 8/6/18 at approximately 10:00 AM, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person, possibly on or near the USFS 25 road, south of Randle, WA. The reporting party, Richard Goldsberry of Portland, Oregon reported his girlfriend overdue from a … [Read more...]

Subjects Trapped At Lava Canyon

Saturday, 14 July 20185:00 PM  On 7/14/18 at approximately 13:18 PM the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received information of two subjects trapped on a rock within Lave Canyon. This area is northeast of Cougar, Washington. A Forest Service LEO responded and requested assistance in getting the … [Read more...]

Injured Hiker On Mt. St. Helens

Saturday, 14 July 20184:45 PM  On 7/14/18 at approximately 11:18 AM the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received information of an injured hiker on Mt. St. Helens. Our north county Sheriff’s Deputy was advised of a hiker that had slipped and fell near the monitor ridge climbing route. He was … [Read more...]

Fatality At Panther Creek Falls

Saturday, 14 July 20184:30 PMOn 7113118 at approximately 7:1Opm the Skamania County Sheriff's Office were notified of a fall victim at Panther Creek Falls, north of Carson, Washington. A Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) received the initial information and responded to the area with … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Go!

July 10, 2018READY, SET, GO!You can’t help but notice that we are in the midst of a long, windy dry spell.  While the 4th of July has passed, our susceptibility to wildfire is just beginning.   We have already seen several small wildfires develop over the past few weeks throughout the Columbia River … [Read more...]