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Hiker lost in deep snow rescued east of Diamond Lake

Officials said the Roseburg man had been hiking the past three days and became lost in the snow covering the trail.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 6:55 AM
Updated: Jun 19, 2019 10:25 AM

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. (AP) – A man lost for days in deep snow was rescued Monday after activating a distress signal on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said they were notified of a distress signal at 12:30 p.m. in an area of the trail on Mt. Thielsen.

Douglas County Search and Rescue along with Oregon State Police and horseback riders from Diamond Lake Horse Corrals located 23-year-old Colton Cosby of Roseburg Monday at around 5:30 p.m.

Cosby had been hiking the past three days and became lost in the snow still covering the trail.

Officials said Cosby was taken down to the trailhead and to Mercy Medical Center for evaluation.

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