TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A father and son were rescued Monday after getting lost near Lewis and Clark State Park.
Elmando Brussard told search team members that he and his 5-year-old son began to hike on trails in an area they were not familiar with and got turned around.
Brussard said they tried to work their way out for two hours but realized they were lost.
He contacted police just before 5 p.m., and authorities said they were able to obtain a GPS location via a cell phone ping.
Brussard and his son were found at 6:30 p.m. uninjured but were tired, hungry and thirsty.
The pair only had the clothes they were wearing and a cell phone. The father and son said they were grateful for the quick response and assistance the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office provided.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said the rescue was the Green Hornet Trail Team’s first mission of this season.