Two Portland women, 19, die in fall on Mount Hood

Passing hikers found the 2 bodies

The bodies of 2 Portland women were found Saturday night on Mount Hood, Aug. 14, 2017. (Mountain Wave SAR Twitter)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Two young women reportedly fell to their deaths Saturday at Mount Hood, approximately 6 miles northwest of Timberline Lodge along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Emma Place and Emily Lang, both 19 and from Portland, were found Saturday around 6 p.m. by passing hikers.

The hikers said the women had appeared to have fallen 150 feet off a cliff.

Sgt. Brian Jensen said, “All evidence points toward the possibility of an accidental fall or something along those lines. There was no evidence of a jump or a push.”

American Medical Response’s Reach and Treat Team found the location of the 2 women right before midnight and confirmed they had died.

Emergency personnel stayed on-scene with the 2 bodies until Sunday morning when additional search-and-rescue team members began responding.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has not found any witnesses to the fall and are asking anyone with information to call 503.723.4949.