Body Of Missing Portland Hiker Found In Sandy River

CORBETT, Ore. — The body of a man who told friends he planned to hike near Gordon Creek and swim the Sandy River was found on Monday night one week after he was reported missing.

53-year-old Christopher Smaka of Portland did not plan to camp overnight.  His vehicle was found on Southeast Gordon Creek Road and personal belongings including shoes and identification were located on the shore.

The search was suspended after three days with no further sign of Smaka.

Somebody called 9-1-1 after seeing Smaka’s body floating in the Sandy River.

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