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News Release
Douglas County SAR
Douglas County SAR
Update: Search and Rescue Mission Underway (Photo) - 05/29/20

*** UPDATED RELEASE 05/29/2020 - 4:45 PM ***

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Search and Rescue resumed their search this morning of the Thunder Mountain area southeast of Glide. A thorough search of the area has been conducted and has not revealed any signs of a vehicle crash. The search included a search by airplane by the Douglas Forest Protective Association in addition to the efforts on the ground. 

With the very limited information available, searchers have exhausted their efforts and are suspending the search at this time. The Sheriff's Office has not been notified of any missing or overdue subjects related to this incident. 

If additional information becomes available, it will be investigated. As we enter the weekend, the Sheriff's Office asks those recreating in the area to keep their eyes open and report any information to the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 referencing case #20-2353.

The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police, BLM Law Enforcement and Douglas Forest Protective Association.

*** ORIGINAL RELEASE 05/28/2020 - 4:05 PM ***

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Deputies and Search & Rescue crews are searching for a reported vehicle crash which was relayed via CB radio this morning. 

At 9:14 am, the 911 center received a report from an individual who overheard a distress call on CB radio channel 17 from a male who stated he and his wife had been involved in a vehicle crash on Thunder Mountain and were in need of medical help. The caller told dispatchers he was near Tyee when he received the call. There was no further information to assist responders. 

Deputies and Search & Rescue Crews are searching Thunder Mountain area southeast of Glide for signs of a vehicle crash and have yet to locate anything. There are no other known locations within Douglas County referred to as Thunder Mountain. 

Anyone who overheard the radio traffic or has concerns about missing or overdue individuals is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471.

The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police, BLM Law Enforcement and Douglas Forest Protective Association. 

Attached Media Files: Douglas County SAR
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