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Hunter found, father still lost in S. Oregon wilderness

Major search hampered by bad weather

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one of two hunters reported missing in the southwest Oregon wilderness has been found.

Curry County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy Morse told The Associated Press that 21-year-old Trevor Higgins was located by search crews Tuesday afternoon.

She said she didn't know exactly where Higgins had been found but that searchers had been looking for the hunters in mountains between Grants Pass and Gold Beach.

Morse said Higgins was severely hypothermic and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Coos Bay.

She said the search continues for his father, 41-year-old Shawn Higgins of Coos Bay.

The two were reported missing to the Curry County Sheriff's Office Friday night after they failed to meet up with a relative while hunting.

Bad weather has been hampering the search by dozens of officials and volunteers.

The two were reported missing to the Curry County Sheriff's Office last Friday night after they failed to meet up with a relative while hunting.

A sizeable search effort has been launched that includes the county sheriff's office, officials from other counties, volunteers from the surrounding area and relatives of the two men.

Curry County Sheriff John Ward says heavy rains, swollen creeks and fog have made the search extremely difficult.


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