On Nov. 17, after 4:30 p.m., the Lane County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing hunter in the Rock Creek wilderness area in northwestern Lane County. The hunter, 30 year old Tyler Saxon of Creswell, was dropped off in the area the morning of Nov. 17 to go hunting and was supposed to meet up with someone a few hours later and never showed up.
Family reported him missing shortly thereafter.
Lane County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue deployed a rescue team to the area and searched all night Tuesday, all day Wednesday and into Thursday. Search and Rescue teams from Linn County, Lincoln County and Benton County joined the search along with the U.S. Coast Guard who assisted with a helicopter and a team to search from the air.
On Nov. 19, shortly before 4 p.m., Search and Rescue volunteers located Saxon in a heavily wooded area near where he was dropped off. He was found with non-life-threatening injuries and is currently with searchers as they work on a rescue plan to get him out safely.
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