DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. — Douglas County Sheriff's Office says cyclist Jared Leroy Johnson has been found and is safe.
Search and Rescue crews were looking for him Friday night. Johnson called 911 around 10:30 pm to let them know he was safe and made it to Diamond Lake. He said there was a misunderstanding with his family about when he would be communicating with them.
Johnson was picked up by his family at Diamond Lake and taken home.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for the information they provided to aid in the search.
Search and rescue teams are looking for a cyclist who set out from Lake of the Woods to Diamond Lake and is overdue to arrive, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
On Monday, 65-year-old Jared Leroy Johnson had someone drop him off at the Lake of the woods. He planned to ride his bike about 50 miles to the north along forest roads toward Diamond Lake. He was supposed to have arrived on Thursday evening, but he never appeared.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office learned of Johnson's status just before 2 p.m. on Friday, and sent in Search and Rescue crews to the area.
Johnson is described as five-feet, ten-inches tall with gray hair and blue eyes. He is believed to have a bicycle equipped with a bike trailer. He reportedly left with survival gear, food and water.
Anyone who has seen Johnson or a bicycle equipped with a trailer in the Umpqua National Forest area is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471, referencing case #20-2364.