One of two missing Curry Co. hunters found

Update (10/18/16 4:00 p.m.) — Officials say Trevor Higgins has been found. He was reportedly hypothermic and has been transported to a local hospital. Crews are continuing the search for Trevor’s father, Shawn Higgins.

Curry Co., Ore. — Two men from Brookings are still missing as of Monday night. Shawn and Trevor Higgins were last heard from on Friday; the pair were going hunting near Agness.

Over the weekend, search and rescue crews from across Southern Oregon came out to help look for the father and son pair, along with dozens of volunteers from the community.

“I just heard that a couple of local hunters were in need of help,” Trevor Fisher said. “The country’s much more vast than I thought it would be, and this is pretty much road-less for miles and miles.”

Fisher is one of 80 people who braved the weather Sunday looking for the men.

“There was a mutual aid request from Curry county.” Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel said. “We sent 11 volunteers from our Josephine County Search and Rescue.”

The teams have found the truck the pair were driving, and an ATV, but no sign of the Higgins men. Volunteers are asking the community for their help, and their time.

“Even if you don’t know the area, there’s a lot of search and rescue up there who can pair you up with someone who knows that area really well, they can give you a radio, they can give you a GPS,” Fisher said. “You can still do a lot of good.”

Search and Rescue teams from Curry, Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas counties are helping in the search.


Natalie Weber is an NBC5 News reporter and weekend co-anchor for NBC5 News at 6. She began her career in journalism as an intern with NBC5 News during her senior year at South Medford High School. Following graduation, Natalie was promoted to Producer for the morning news broadcast for NBC’s sister station, FOX26, then to Producer for NBC5 News at Sunrise.

Natalie took a break from news to work for the Medford Police Department as a Records Specialist. However she missed the fast-paced environment of the newsroom. Natalie moved back to her hometown of Eureka, California to start her on-air career with North Coast News KAEF ABC 23 before returning once again to NBC5 News.

Natalie attended Southern Oregon University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as running, reading and exploring Southern Oregon.

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