Kayaker Transported After Recreational Accident

At 10:59 hours this morning, Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a young male who had sustained a possible back injury from a kayaking accident on the East Fork of the Lewis River in the Lower Falls area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, approximately 30 miles east of … [Read more...]

Items Of Interest Located In Search For Missing Woman

After several extensive searches of the area where a missing South Lake Tahoe woman, Marie Hanson, was last seen during the Rainbow Gathering in early July of this year, searchers located skeletal remains and jewelry yesterday afternoon.  Search efforts and scene processing is continuing today to … [Read more...]

Person Of Interest Sketch Released In Missing Woman From Rainbow Gathering

Detectives have released a sketch of a person of interest in the case of Marie C. Hanson, the woman reported missing from the Rainbow Gathering held at Skookum Meadows on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Skamania County. Hanson, 54, was last seen on the evening of July 6th leaving the area … [Read more...]

Stevenson, WA Man Arrested On Rape Charge

Cell August 22, 2011 12:00 p.m.   A 31 year old Stevenson, WA man was arrested on August 14th by Skamania County Deputies on a reported rape  case involving a 32 year old Vancouver woman.  Nicholas Michael Higgs appeared for a preliminary appearance on a charge of Rape in the … [Read more...]

Boat Fire Injures 3 On Swift Reservoir On Saturday 8/20/11

August 22, 2011     11:00 a.m.   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received information at 4:38 p.m. on Saturday afternoon of a vessel on Swift Reservoir that was on fire.  It’s location was approximately 5 miles west of the boat launch at the Swift Forest Camp Pacific Power and … [Read more...]

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death Of US Fish And Wild Employee On Wind River

August 18, 2011 5:30 p.m. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 1:37 p.m. reporting a possible drowning in the upper Wind River north of Carson Washington. Responding deputies learned that a 47 year old White Salmon man, Mark Snepp, had been working in the river for the US … [Read more...]

Stranded Hiker Located In Indian Heaven Wilderness

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office initiated a search late Friday evening, August 12th, after receiving a report that a hiker was stuck on a bluff near Lemei Lake in the Indian Heaven Wildness near Mt. Adams.   Stephen Funk, 42 years of age, from Portland OR, had contacted a friend by cell … [Read more...]

Detectives Continue Investigation In Missing Woman’s Location

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office and South Lake Tahoe, CA Detectives continue to investigate the disappearance of 54 year old Marie Hanson.  She was last seen the evening of July 6th at the Rainbow Family Gathering that took place in rural Skamania County on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest July … [Read more...]

15 Year Old Injured While Climbing Mt St Helens

August 11, 2011 15 year old Braden Crampton, reportedly from the Corvallis, OR area, was transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR by Life Flight after receiving injuries from a 100 foot fall on Mt St Helens yesterday afternoon.  Resources from the Volcano Rescue Team from Fire District 13 … [Read more...]

Portland Climber Fatally Injured In Fall From Beacon Rock Identified

Nathan Turner, a 30 year old man from SE Portland Oregon, was fatally injured after falling over 100 feet from Beacon Rock late Sunday afternoon in a climbing accident.  The man and his climbing partner, Michael Aubry, from NE Portland, were rappelling down the popular Southeast corner route at … [Read more...]