Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley reports that deputies and members of their search and rescue team were called to help locate two missing hunters. The Sheriff’s Office received a call today at approximately 3:00 a.m. reporting David Ulrich, 28 years old, and Robert Paige, 25 years old, both from Albany, missing after a planned day hunt in the Sweet Home area. The two had left their home early Friday morning with the intent of returning home that evening.
Friends of the hunters found their vehicle late Friday night on a forest service road near House Rock Campground in eastern Linn County. Upon being notified, Members of the Linn County Mounted Posse, Linn County Search and Rescue, USFS and members of the Marion County 4 wheel drive club immediately responded to the area to assist in the search.
Today at approximately 11:00 a.m. deputies reported that both Ulrich and Paige had walked out to a road and were found to be uninjured and in good condition. Deputies learned that Ulrich and Paige became lost last night and were unable to get a signal from their GPS. They decided to spend the night with the plan of hiking out in the morning. Both hunters are experienced in the woods and were prepared to spend the night.
News Release from: Linn County Sheriff’s Office