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In brief: Searchers find lost snowboarder

Mon., May 3, 2010, midnight

PORTLAND – A missing snowboarder who was lost overnight on Mount Hood has been found in good condition.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said 29-year-old Curtis Lawrence Dahl, of Tacoma, was located at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday fatigued but safe.

Searchers worked through the night to find Dahl after his two friends reported him missing Saturday afternoon. The three had been boarding above Timberline Lodge, but the friends hadn’t been able to find Dahl after returning to the lodge.

Rescue workers discovered footprints around 6 a.m., and Portland Mountain Rescue volunteers found Dahl near Enid Lake a few hours later.

Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Mountain Wave Communications, Hood River Crag Rats, Benton County and American Medical Response also assisted in the search.

Columbia River victims identified

YAKIMA – Two Yakama Nation fishing crew members who drowned in a boat accident on the Columbia River near Wishram, Wash., have been identified.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that death notices prepared by Colonial Funeral Home of Toppenish identified them as Jessica Lewis, 29, of Wapato, and Wilson LaRoque, 57, of Toppenish.

Meanwhile, search boats from the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission and the Warm Springs and Umatilla tribes searched Saturday for a third fisherman presumed drowned. They were turned back by bad weather.

Four Yakama tribal members were aboard an 18-foot boat Friday when the boat swamped in 30-mph winds and high swells. A fourth man on board was able to make it to shore.

Remains found in plane wreckage

SHELTON, Wash. – Human remains have been found in the wreckage of a plane belonging to a Lake Roesiger man who went missing in October.

Now authorities are trying to determine if the remains are those of 51-year-old Gordon Last.

He vanished after taking off from Harvey Field in Snohomish County on Oct. 10, and an extensive search failed to find anything.

Chief Manson County sheriff’s Deputy Dean Byrd said the aircraft with the remains inside was found Friday evening by brush workers in a remote, wooded area about 10 miles north of Shelton and west of Potlatch State Park.

Last’s family traveled there Saturday and confirmed the plane was his.

Shooting at party wounds two teens

SEATTLE – Two teenagers are hospitalized in serious condition after they were shot during a fight at a party in Newcastle.

Sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart said the boys, 16 and 17, arrived at a house party early Sunday morning as a fight was spilling into the driveway. Words were exchanged and bottles thrown, and the two from Renton were both shot in the torso.

A 16-year-old Newcastle girl who had driven them to the party then drove the injured boys down the street, where police later found them.

The two boys were taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center, along with another 18-year-old who was found at the house with serious gashes to his face.


 

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