PORTLAND – A teen hiker was found safe after his family reported him missing in the Mount Hood National Forest Friday morning.
Ian Unger, 19, was reunited with his family on the Pacific Crest Trail late Saturday.
Unger was hiking with his family on a four-day hike from Timberline Lodge to Cascade Locks on the Pacific Crest Trail. Around 10:30 a.m., he went ahead of the group to hike to Ramona Falls, said Nate Thompson with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
When Unger’s family got to Ramona Falls, they could not find him. After his family searched the area, they called search and rescue, Thompson said.
Unger reportedly thought he was behind his family and was trying to catch up with them at Cascade Locks past Ramona Falls. He then turned around and was eventually reunited with his family Saturday evening.