Lane County Searches for Missing Man

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking a man who was last seen near Territorial Highway on Dec. 28.

The sheriff’s office said 52-year-old Dale Teige told a friend he was going camping east of Cottage Grove and would be back on Dec. 30, but he never returned. Teige’s friend reported it to the sheriff’s office.

Lane County Search and Rescue says it’s searching a large area east of Cottage Grove and will later move to the Siuslaw River Road area.

“We’re trying to get Civil Air Patrol to fly for us, which will narrow down the time frame and area for us, and with logistical issues we’re working on we’re taking it one day at a time,” said Paul Vitus, Search and Rescue Coordinator.

The sheriff’s office says Teige was last seen driving a red 1992 Ford Ranger pickup with a white canopy. The license plate says DAUZ.

Anyone who has seen Teige, his vehicle or has any information about where he is, you’re asked to call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 541-682-4141.

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