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Missing Hillsboro Man Found After Cold Thanksgiving Night

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, Thanksgiving Day, at approximately 6:30 PM,
Tillamook County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue,
were called out to attempt to locate a missing 70 year old male from Hillsboro, OR who was hunting in
the Neskowin, OR area. After separating at approximately 3 PM, the male failed to rejoin his hunting
party and friends called him in missing after it became dark. The missing man had a two-way radio, but
no contact was able to be made. Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers searched until approximately 12:30
AM Friday morning before calling off the search for the evening.
Deputies returned at 7 AM Friday, November 27, 2020 to resume searching. Contact was established
with the missing hunter via the radio and he was able to make his way to rescuers and was picked up
near Forest Rd 12, where he was taken to the Search and Rescue Operations Base. Besides being cold,
he appeared to be uninjured. The 70-year-old male had gotten turned around in the timber after dark
and spent a cold night out in the woods. He had been unable to hear rescuers calling over the PA and
sounding their sirens looking for him.