Jackson County Search and Rescue

JCSO deputy saves family from snow storm

ASHLAND, Ore. — “Just kind of that drop in your stomach where you think holy cow this could have gotten bad really quickly,” said Alex Smith, father. An Ashland family says they’re counting their blessings after their car broke down on a …

JCSO: Think twice when on the mountain

If you plan to hit the slopes, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says skiers and snowboarders must be careful. The warning comes just one day after search and rescue crews rescued 27-year-old Eli Kepsel near Mt. Ashland. Kepsel spent two nights out …

Snowboarder reported missing on Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Search and rescue crews are trying to find a missing snowboarder on Mt. Ashland. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Eli Kepsel was reported missing by a family member on the morning of Monday, December 10. Kepsel was …

Winter recreation; how to stay safe while outdoors

ASHLAND, Ore. — While many locals head outside to enjoy the first weekend of December, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue are sharing tips to stay safe during the winter season. “We have people out Christmas tree hunting and people out just recreating …

Vehicles stuck in snow while tree hunting

Jackson County, Ore.- Jackson County Search and Rescue has dealt with five separate incidents this weekend of cars getting stuck in the snow while tree hunting. Right now, snow is accumulating about six thousand feet. Jackson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shawn Richards says …