PROSPECT, Ore. — A hunter reported missing north of Prospect was found by search and rescue teams just a few minutes after authorities publicly announced the search on Thursday.
At 9:48 a.m., the Jackson County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying that crews were trying to find 55-year-old Donovan Short, a bow hunter who went out near the Abbott Creek Campground on Tuesday. Short's family had reported him missing on Wednesday night when he hadn't returned or checked in.
"Family members are concerned that Short may not have his needed medications," the Sheriff's Office said.
Search and rescue teams responded to the area to begin the search, while JCSO put out the release in hopes of hearing from anyone who had seen Short since Tuesday.
Authorities released a description of Short and said that he was driving a black 2005 Dodge Durange with black rims.
Mere minutes later, just before 10 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said that the teams had found Short and his vehicle.
"He is in good condition and requires no further assistance," JCSO said.