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Sheriff: Missing Mount Hood Hiker Found Alive

AP | April 1, 2013 6:27 a.m. | Updated: April 1, 2013 7:31 a.m. | Portland

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An Oregon National Guard helicopter spotted a missing hiker on Mount Hood and flew her to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Mary Owen

Mary Owen

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Marcus Mendoza, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says 23-year-old Mary Owen was found Saturday morning on Sandy Glacier.

He says the George Fox University senior has some injuries and frostbite.

The search for Owen began Friday, the day after her SUV was found in the Timberline Lodge parking lot.

Owen is an experienced backpacker who previously hiked the length of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.

The woman’s father, Bruce Owen of McMinnville, says his daughter told him last week that she planned to climb the mountain with a group. But there have been no reports of other missing people on Mount Hood.

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