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Lost Couple Found Safe on Page Mountain

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A couple was found safe after being lost on Page Mountain for nearly 12 hours in below-freezing temperatures.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said the couple was snowshoeing with their dogs at the Page Mountain Snow Park where they were last seen around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Search and Rescue teams were notified after 11 p.m., and teams used a Snow-Cat and ATVs to search the area. The couple was located around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff’s office said the couple was cold and damp, but declined medical assistance. The couple had apparently missed a marker and got lost on an unmarked forest service road. At the time they were found, the temperature was 20 degrees

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  1. Katie McKay says:

    Not sure where the info came from. But I was one of the people who were up there lost and I know from talking with friends that 911 was called twice before 11:00pm. Search and Rescue made it to the snow park by 1-1:30am. They had to bring some of the equipment all the way from Merlin (which is quite a drive). They started searching at around 2:00am. We were found at 4:00am on Saturday morning. We made it home at 6:00am safe. We are both doing well. Suffered a bit of hypothermia (chills, dehydration) which lasted until about 4:00pm Saturday. Other than that, we are both extremely sore and stiff and are just happy to be alive.

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