Helicopters scour Mount Hood for Kinley Adams

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Missing climber Kinley Adams, 59, in an undated Marion Polk Dental Society photo. (Marion Polk Dental Society/KOIN 6 News)

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (KOIN) — Helicopters scoured the upper elevations of Mount Hood in the sixth day of the search for Salem dentist Kinley Adams, but it ended the same way the first five days did.

A Black Hawk helicopter waits for the clouds to diminish before taking off on a Mount Hood search for missing climber Kinley Adams, June 27, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
A Black Hawk helicopter waits for the clouds to diminish before taking off on a Mount Hood search for missing climber Kinley Adams, June 27, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

The search ended for the day around 5 p.m., officials said, with another search beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday. Helicopters will begin another day looking around 10 a.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Friday, a Chinook helicopter spotted a climbing rope in the area, but many climbing ropes are left behind by others.

Weather once again played a factor as thunderstorms may roll into the area.

Adams, 59, has not been seen since Saturday. He is an experienced climber who previously helped on other search and rescue missions.

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