Clackamas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue looking for Missing 80 year-old near Trillium Lake

Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

On September 19, 2019 at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Taka MasudaTaka said he was picking mushrooms in the area of Trillium Lake with his friend Akemi Takahashi, 80 of Tigard.  Taka had not seen his friend Akemi since 4:40 p.m.  Akemi is an experienced mushroom picker.  She is reported to have a whistle with her but her cell phone was left in the car.  Akemi was last seen wearing an orange jacket. 

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue coordinators contacted Taka and established a command post at Trillium Lake Camp Ground.  Volunteer searchers from Pacific Northwest (PNW) Search and Rescue along with K-9 search teams from Mountain Wave Search and Rescue responded last night.  Teams searched the area but were unable to locate Akemi.

Currently search teams from the Washington County Sheriff’s Explorer Post and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and headed to the command post to help with search efforts.

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