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UPDATE: Missing Man in Port Orford Found Alive

Man missing for a week found alive.

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 3:54 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2018 4:09 PM

UPDATE from Curry County Sheriff John Ward: "Tyler Batch has been found and is fine. Batch said his car had broken down and he started walking but the roads dead ended so he tried following creeks. Batch stated he finally found a road and followed it to where he flagged down a vehicle who gave him a ride into Powers. Batch said he was very hungry and somewhat disorientated but other than that he was ok."

PREVIOUS REPORT: PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) - Curry County Sheriff John Ward says searchers are looking for a Port Orford man who has been missing since last week.

Ward says the mother of 34-year-old Tyler Batch reported the disappearance Saturday. She told investigators that Batch had borrowed her car four days earlier and never returned.

The sheriff says the car was found later in the weekend on a Forest Service road more than 30 miles east of Port Orford.

Searchers on ATVs checked surrounding roadways and spur roads but found no sign of Batch.

Ward says the search area expanded Tuesday and the effort continued Wednesday.

Those with information about Batch's whereabouts are asked to call the Curry County Sheriff's Office.

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