Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

Campbell credited the Marion County Sheriff's Office with saving his life.

Posted: Oct 20, 2019 7:12 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Rescue crews in the Oregon mountains saved a hiker who got lost while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in a snowstorm.

Robert Campbell, who is 50 and originally from the Philadelphia area, was found wet, cold and exhausted Friday in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground.

Campbell credited the Marion County Sheriff's Office with saving his life, saying he could not have made it through another night. Heavy snow was forecast through Saturday evening in the Cascade Range.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4474

Reported Deaths: 159
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah122462
Marion101126
Washington75518
Clackamas33312
Deschutes1330
Umatilla1243
Linn1219
Polk10012
Lane803
Yamhill757
Jackson690
Benton575
Jefferson460
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos320
Wasco291
Douglas280
Hood River280
Lincoln230
Josephine231
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Crook70
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 54°
Corvallis
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 55°
Roseburg
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 58°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 52°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events