Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Brian Winter, Sheriff
PO Box 1388, Yakima, Washington Telephone (509) 574-2500
Toll Free (800) 572-0490
Search & Rescue Press Release
Incident Reported: Multiple Missions Weekend
Incident Number: 15C05268 & 15C05301 & 15c05381
Date / Time: Starting Friday Night 4-10-15 to Current
Location: Forest Service # 1204(White Pass) & White Pass Ski Area & Mt Adams
Contact person: Sgt. George Town Phone: 574-2535
Starting at 8:51 P.M. Friday night the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a lost subject on White Pass. YSO Deputies along with Search & Rescue responded to the area of Pine Mt off the Forest Road #1204 where a male subject was out hiking with his dog, he became disoriented as it was snowing in the area.
The subject was located By Deputy Brad Martin (YSO #104), and guided the subject back to his vehicle.
Both the subject and his dog were Ok and assisted back to their cabin near Rimrock Lake.
On Saturday at 1617 Hrs. YSO received a call of a lost Skier from White Pass.
White Pass Ski Patrol responded along with YSO Pass Deputy Perry Brown and Search & Rescue. By 1813 Hrs. the Ski Patrol had located the subject and assisted him back to the lodge.
On Sunday night at 1750 Hrs. YSO received a report of 2 lost hikers on Mt Adams. SAR mobilized their team from (Central Washington Mountain Rescue). The 2 got disoriented in a snow storm descending from the top, and got off trail around the 6,000 ft. elevation.
At 0240 Hrs. the search team had located the subjects.
The subjects were NOT prepared. No shelter or way to build a fire. They were cold and wet, but otherwise OK. They were assisted back to the Cold Springs camp ground. (Trail head).
As of 0900 hrs. (Monday morning) the subjects had been reunited with the rest of their party at Trout Lake, and the Search teams were Enroute back to Yakima.
Sgt .George Town
Search & Rescue Coordinator