Body found on Mount Hood
Searchers have found a body on Mount Hood that may be an Arizona hiker who has been missing since Monday, Oct. 8, after separating from his friend.
The body of the deceased man was found at 8,500 feet elevation, and crews are working on the recovery effort. Positive identification is pending.
David Yaghmourian, 30, of Phoenix, was reportedly hiking the Timberline Trail with a companion when he injured his leg. On the last day of the hike, Yaghmourian stopped to rest while returning to Timberline Lodge. His friend continued to the lodge and waited for him there.
The body rescuers found was about 3,000 feet — higher than where Yaghmourian went missing. Searchers had ascended to the 5,800-foot level, but had not found any indications that anyone else had gone through that area.
As of 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 the body had not been confirmed as Yaghmourian.
Yaghmourian was last seen at the eastern junction of the Timberline Trail at the Pacific Crest Trail. This story will be updated once the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is able to confirm the identity of the body.