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Search Underway For Missing Hiker North of Cline Butte (Photo) - 11/06/19

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Date:  11/06/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office SAR Volunteers continued searching for Ms. Price until about 1:00am this morning.  DCSO Deputies remained in the area throughout the night.  At about 6:00am, this morning DCSO SAR resumed planning and search efforts for Ms. Price.  Seven Deputies and 18 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to assist.  At about 7:48am, Deputies received a report that a gentleman walking his dog in the area came across Ms. Price and her dogs, and assisted her back to the search staging area near Eagle Crest.  Ms. Price was in good health and declined medical attention.  No further details are known at this time.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those recreating in the backcountry or rural areas such as this, to always be prepared for unexpected events that may cause extended return times.  At a minimum, have a communication device, such as a cell phone, or whistle.  Extra clothing, food and water are among other key items listed in the "10 Essentials".

 

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Date:  11/05/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

 

Missing Subject:  Marion Price, 75 year old female, Redmond, OR

Narrative:

On 11/05/19, at about 5:54pm, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from Trudy Lowery, reporting her friend, Marion Price, had not returned from a hike she went on earlier in the day.  Price, who resides in the Eagle Crest subdivision of rural Redmond, OR, set out on a hike in a large open area west of her residence.  Price had her Beagle mix dog with her as well as Lowery's Border Collie mix dog and was last seen at about 3:15pm.  Lowery described Price as a healthy 75 year old female, but could not describe what she was last seen wearing.  Price left her cell phone at her residence and was not believed to have a light source with her.  It is unknown if she was dressed for the lower temperatures expected overnight.

Five Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area and began searching for Price.  15 DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers also responded to assist with the search.  The DCSO SAR Volunteers included ground searchers, UAS operators with FLIR capability as well as one SAR K9 team.  The search continues at this time.  Anyone who has information as to the whereabouts of Ms. Price should call the non-emergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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