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Missing Hikers Could Have Used an LED Flashlight

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Wahkeena FallsTwo Portland hikers were airlifted from the Wahkeena Trail in the Columbia Gorge Wednesday afternoon after they became stranded on a steep cliff and couldn’t get back to the main trail. The 20-year-old men called for rescue Tuesday evening but had to spend the night in the gorge with no flashlight and no warm clothes.

They became stranded when one of the men fell in the mud and the other tried to help. Although they were described as “experienced” hikers, neither carried a flashlight and both were dressed inappropriately for the cold overnight conditions, officials said.