REDMOND, OR -- Deschutes County Search and Rescue says a missing 75 year old woman, Marion Price, was found this morning. Price went on a hike with her dogs yesterday and was reported missing just before 6-o’clock last night. Price did not have a cellphone with her. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office SAR Volunteers continued searching for Price until about 1:00am this morning. DCSO Deputies remained in the area throughout the night. At about 7:48am, Deputies received a report that a man walking his dog in the area came across Price and her dogs, and helped her back to the search staging area near Eagle Crest. Price was in good health and declined medical attention. No further details are known at this time.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those recreating in the backcountry or rural areas such as this, to always be prepared for unexpected events that may cause extended return times. At a minimum, have a communication device, such as a cell phone, or whistle. Extra clothing, food and water are among other key items listed in the "10 Essentials".