PRINEVILLE, OR -- An 82-year-old hunter was rescued Sunday evening after he got separated from his group in the Maury Mountains. Crook County 911 received a call at about 6 p.m., reporting the man did not arrive at a designated location and was not responding to honking vehicles or other attempts to find him. He was not prepared to spend the night in the wood.
Crook County Search and Rescue responded to Arrowwood Loop Road with 15 volunteers and headed into the area with numerous vehicles and off-road gear. This was the first mission with a newly purchased side-by-side. Search teams also included two dogs.
The missing hunter was quickly located alive, but exhausted. CCSO SAR transported him back to the command post where he was reunited with his group.