BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a Texas man, missing since Tuesday.
Lester Hyder was traveling from Texas to Prineville when he ran out of gas in Crescent. His brother Roy drove from Prineville, helped put gas in his truck, and had Lester follow him. The two became separated and Roy waited for his brother in La Pine, but Lester never arrived.
A Search and Rescue team discovered the 69-year-old’s pickup off China Hat Road, Saturday, but Lester was not there. The Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and personnel from the US Forest Service are all taking part and have shifted the search effort to the area around where his truck was found, near Cabin Butte.