The search for a missing hiker continues in the Mount Jefferson wilderness.
Tuesday a six-member crew from Columbia County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team joined the effort and provided a much-needed break to other brave rescuers.
Ronald Ohm, 52, of Portland, was hiking with two others last Thursday when he decided to stay behind to take photos while his companions went ahead to start a camp on Russell Lake about a mile north of Mount Jefferson.
His friends called for help on Friday night after Ohm never arrived at camp.
Monday night, Jeff Dickerson sent off Undersheriff Andy Moyer and a crew of five volunteer search team members to help in the expanded effort to find Ohm.
"We want to do what we can to send trained search and rescue team members into the area to assist with this search," he said.
Volunteer team members from Columbia County include: Terry Martin, 57, of St. Helens; Michelle Jenkins, 31, of Vernonia; Joe Jenkins, 34, of Vernonia; Steve Reddington, 53, of Kelso, WA; and Al Bernal, 46, of Scappoose.
The team brought relief to teams that had been searching to no avail since the weekend. The sheriff expects the team to return Wednesday.
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