Search called off for overdue hiker in Jefferson Wilderness

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(Dated photo of Riley Zickel)

After seven days of searching, the decision has been made to suspend the active search for missing hiker.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the overdue hiker is Riley Zickel of Portland.

The 21-year-old arrived in the Jefferson Wilderness on July 27 and was only planning on a one night stay.

Marion County Search and Rescue along with Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, United State Forest Service, and the Air National Guard helped during the search.

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