Hiker Missing on Middle Sister

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A rescue operation on the Middle Sister should be under way soon after weather conditions forced crews to suspend operations. The hiker, 39-year-old Benjamin Newkirk, of Bend, reportedly fell down the west face of the mountain Wednesday night. Several teams went out, but the strong winds and white-out conditions were just … Continue reading »

Rock Climber Seriously Injured in Fall

COOS BAY, Ore. — Oregon State Police rescued a rock climber Sunday afternoon after he from a cliff. Troopers say the 39-year-old man was climbing at Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area and fell 30 to 40 feet to the ground. The man was seriously injured in the fall and taken by Life Flight … Continue reading »