PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team were busy, Thursday.
Just after 2 p.m., deputies began looking for a 75-year-old man who had wandered away from his Powell Butte home. Family was concerned due to a pre-existing medical condition and the warm weather.
Joe Cruz was found laying down near a fence about three hours later, a quarter mile away. He was dehydrated but in otherwise good condition.
That evening, just before 7 p.m., SAR was dispatched for two men who were nearly seven hours overdue from a shooting trip in the Ochoco Mountains. They were later found safe and transported back to Prineville.