Family remembers Medford hiker who fell from cliff

Family members say a Medford man died doing what he loved.

Posted: May 24, 2019 6:12 PM
Updated: May 24, 2019 6:12 PM

Speech to Text for Family remembers Medford hiker who fell from cliff

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.

emma says, "brewster's family tells me they are still struggling to grasp this loss. they say he spent most of his time outdoors where he was happiest, going on hikes, enjoying nature and taking pictures. they never imagined there would be a day when he didn't come home." "he loved the outdoors, he always took pictures while he was hiking and put them on his facebook." these are just a few of the adventures brewster went on. for years - he's hiked trails all over southern oregon. this past wednesday - it was just another day on the trail. until things took a turn for the worst.. deputies say a woman called 911 saying he slipped and fell over a 100-foot cliff. because of the remote spot they were in - the caller had to hike to another spot to find cell phone service. it was too dark for rescuers to make the climb that night. thursday morning - search and rescue used a tactical rope rescue team to get to the bottom of the cliff. that's where they found his body. brewster's sister in law says she got a knock on the door the next day, and knew something was wrong. "it was a very big shock to hear he had fell because he had been hiking so much, you know he knew what he was doing and he was always prepared, took everything with him he needed." she says brewster was loving, caring and will be missed by so many people. "he just had so many friends and he was always doing something, you know always out doing something and taking pictures and having fun." the sheriff's office says a medical examiner is still investigating the exact cause of death. in ashland, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. [a23]happening now-stinger crabbing
53° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 53°
52° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 52°
Crater Lake
46° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 46°
Grants Pass
48° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 48°
Klamath Falls
46° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 46°
Tracking Showers & Storms
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events