Mt. Hood, Or. – A search is underway for an 80 year old Tigard woman who went mushroom picking near Trillium Lake Thursday and never returned to her car. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office got a call last night from Taka Masuda, who was on the mushroom hunt with Akemi Takahashi.. He told them he had not seen his friend since 4:40 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue coordinators established a command post at Trillium Lake Camp Ground. Volunteer searchers from Pacific Northwest 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 Takahashi.
Takahashi is an experienced mushroom picker and reportedly has a whistle with her, but left her cell phone in the car. She was wearing an orange jacket.
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.