Search for second Curry Co. hunter continues at daylight

Curry County, Ore — A hunter missing since Friday has been found in Curry County and is now in the hospital, but his father is still missing.

A coast guard helicopter pulled Trevor Higgins out of the Shasta Costa drainage as soon as he was spotted.

Shawn and Trevor Higgins were last seen Friday before they went missing.

They were hunting near Bear Camp Road.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says son Trevor went to look for his father Shawn when he didn’t meet up at a planned location.

“He went back in and got turned around and ended up where he was at,” Sheriff John Ward said.

A third family member on the hunting trip says neither returned.

Curry County Sheriff John Ward says Trevor Higgins was quite scared when searchers found him at the Shasta Costa drainage.

“He was very hypothermic… very cold… he was alert,” Sheriff John Ward said.

But he thinks he will a make a full recovery.

Trevor was sent to a Coos Bay hospital suffering from hypothermia even though he used fire to keep himself warm.

Meanwhile, the search for Shawn in what Sheriff John Ward calls one of the most vast and rugged areas in Curry County… continues at daylight.

One volunteer who went searching on Sunday is preparing to go back out on Wednesday.

“People who are gonna go out need to be prepared for some cold weather and wet weather–backpack, GPS, a radio–those sort of things are very important if you’re gonna help out with the search,” Volunteer searcher Treavor Fisher said.

Sheriff John Ward says if additional volunteers want to help, they need to sign in with the search and rescue command post to get an assignment.

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Elizabeth Ruiz was raised in Northern Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication. She also minored in Spanish and studied in Spain. While at Colorado State, she was an anchor and reporter for CTV Channel 11.

Elizabeth loves Zumba dancing, singing and spending time with her family.

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