search and rescue

Body recovered from Toketee Falls

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – A Bandon man’s body was recovered from Toketee Falls Monday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says on Sunday dispatchers were called in when a man reportedly fell into the falls around 6:30 in the evening. Toketee Falls is …

Search and Rescue summit in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Sheriffs from ten counties met Tuesday in Klamath Falls to discuss Search and Rescue cooperation. The ‘California / Oregon Regional Search and Rescue, or ‘CORSAR’ group was formed in 2006. The group met Tuesday to discuss agreements that …

Fatal helicopter crash reported south of Ashland

Update 10:41 p.m. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that the downed helicopter was located, with one fatality. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the decedent’s name or the circumstances surrounding the crash. They did say the aircraft was found in 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 …

JCSO: Snowboarder found in fair condition

Search and rescue crews were relieved Tuesday night. After two days of searching, missing snowboarder 27-year-old Eli Kepsel was found around 10:30 Tuesday morning. “This is about the best outcome we could hope for,” said Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Julie Denney. …

Hiker in distress rescued near Diamond Lake

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. – A hiker in distress was rescued by search and rescue crews thanks in part to a personal GPS tracker. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of an SOS signal emanating from a SPOT Personal Tracker. The …