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Search and rescue teams find missing hiker in the Sky Lakes Wilderness

Klamath County Sheriff's Office found hiker using cell signal and air and ground teams.

Posted: Jul 11, 2020 2:04 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2020 2:18 PM

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.-- It took search crews more than 12 hours to find a missing hiker from the Ashland area in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. 

On Friday around 2:30 p.m., the hiker was able to contact Klamath County 911 dispatch intermittently. Dispatches tried to ping the hikers location. It was very sporadic. 

The Klamath County Sheriff's Office and Klamath County Search and Rescue deployed teams to a couple different locations several miles apart within the wilderness area. 

Jackson County Search and Rescue teams were also called in to help.

Saturday morning, just before 10:00 a.m., ground teams working with air resources found the hiker. The person was airlifted to safety. 

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