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November 2, 2014

CCSSAR responded to a report of two lost hunters near Forest Service Road 4230. The subjects were located at about 8:45 PM, cold and wet, but otherwise in good condition.

Crook County Sheriff's Media Release HERE.

April 19, 2014

CCSSAR responded to reports of an overdue hunter. He was located in good health and returned to Prineville, after his vehicle became stuck in mud.

Crook County Sheriff's Media Release HERE.

April 4, 2014

Two CCSSAR K-9 Teams responded to a Mutual Aid request from Washington State.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

KTVZ-21 News story HERE.

March 4, 2014

CCSSAR assisted in recovering the body of a male camper discovered by a hiker.

KTVZ-21 News story HERE.

February 24, 2014

12 members responded to a report of missing persons/overdue motorists from Prineville. The search commenced just after midnight and concluded at 2:30 PM. The two stranded motorists were found in good shape, and were transported back to Prineville.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

October 9, 2013

Pisgah Search-Crook County Sheriff's Search and Rescue responded to a report of a 32 year old overdue hunter near Mt. Pisgah. There was 4 inches of fresh snow on the ground. 4 SAR volunteers responded to the area. His vehicle had been found by family members on the 2630 road. He was found by family members near the area. A SAR K-9 located his track shortly before he was found.

September 8, 2013

22 members - including four K-9 teams, five Mounted, a Crook County Sheriff's Deputy, and a Deschutes County K-9 team - responded to a missing person from Prineville. There was a possible sighting in the area and he had enjoyed panning gold in the past. Searches of Canyon Creek, Ochoco Creek, Johnson Creek, Walton Lake and Walton Lake Snow Park, Independent and Mother Lode Mine areas, the Ochoco Ranger Station area and buildings, the Lookout Mountain Shelter, and connecting roads were all negative.

Hunters and other campers were contacted and provided with a photo and description of the person of interest and were asked to contact the Crook County Sheriff's Office with any information.

July 13, 2013

23 members responded to reports of an injured horseback rider in the Ochocos. Response time was greatly enhanced since SAR volunteers were on a Wilderness First Aid training exercise at nearby Lake Walton Snow Park. Members located and transported the 61 year old female subject to the nearest clearing where the Air Link chopper was able to land. Air Link transported her to St. Charles in Bend with unknown injuries.

January 20, 2013

Five members responded to a motorcycle accident in the Millican OHV AREA.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

December 17, 2012

A 76 year old female was reported missing from her bed at 8:30 AM. Search and Rescue was activated but the subject was discovered by Sheriff's Deputies before SAR members arrived on scene.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

KTVZ-21 News story HERE.

December 5, 2012

Seven ground searchers and three K-9 teams responded from Crook County Sheriff Search and Rescue to a mutual assistance request from Skamania County Sheriff's Office in their search for a missing 60 year old female subject, overdue after a mushroom picking trip.

Skamania Sheriff's Office Press Release HERE.

August 10, 2012

The Crook County Sheriff's Office received a report of an overdue motorist/missing person at 10:34 PM. The motorist and her two children were headed to Little Summit Prarie when she notified family she was lost. Search and Rescue was activated and searched all night. The motorist eventually arrived at her destination safely.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

July 31 & August 1, 2012

On July 31, 2012 The Crook County Sheriff's Office took a report of a missing person. We sent a crew to the area to look for the person who had been enroute to Albany from LaGrande, Oregon. The missing person is identified as 60 year old David Whitson. Mr. Whitson had contacted family members by phone and said he was near Ochoco Divide and was out of gas. Family members responded to the area and were not able to locate Mr. Whitson. They contacted the Sheriff's Office for assistance.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

KTVZ-21 news story HERE.

July 30, 2012

Four members responded to assist a deputy in a search for an overdue woodcutter. The 74 year old male was located in good health. He reportedly was cutting wood and camping.

June 21, 2012

At 1027 hours Crook County Fire and Rescue, Search and Rescue, and Crook County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a medical call at Twin Pillar's Trail Head off Forest Service Road 33 near Wildcat Campground. Two Search and Rescue members responded to assist assist Crook County Fire and Rescue and Life Flight in extracting the hiker.

Crook County Sheriff's Office Media Release HERE.

KTVZ-21 story HERE.

March 18, 2012

At approximately 1930 hours, Search and Rescue was called out for a stranded motorist who was not sure of his location. The subject had good cell service and was able to communicate with dispatch. A deputy responded to the area they believed that he was located and waited for a SAR team to respond with snowmobiles and 4 wheel drive vehicles. The subject was located in good condition and was given a ride back to Prineville.

November 1 & 2, 2011

Remington Road Search-Missing 53 yr old man with a medical condition stuck somewhere in his vehicle around Remington Road. At around 11:30 pm--3 SAR volunteers responded and searched the area with no luck. Another team of 5 SAR volunteers was sent to the area at approximately 6am and a Deputy also responded and located subject who was stuck in a gravel pit and cold but otherwise okay.

October 11, 2011

Six members, including two K9 teams, responded near Timothy Lake to assist Clackamas County in a search for a 47 year old missing woman. At the end of this search period, the search was suspended per Clackamas County.

KOIN-6 News story HERE.

October 10, 2011

Four members responded to a recovery mission three miles up the Green Mtn. Trail from Harvey Gap.

October 8, 2011

Four members responded to a search mission in Linn County using ATVs to search for a missing person. A vehicle containing a deceased person was located outside of Sweet Home.

KPTV News story HERE and HERE.

 

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