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Missing Yakima bow hunter found near Rimrock

December 11, 2011

From Tri-CityHerald.com

YAKIMA -- The bow hunter who’s been missing since Friday near Rimrock Lake in the Snoqualmie National Forest was found this afternoon.

The 47-year-old Yakima man, who was not named by police, left his house Wednesday and told his wife he’d spend the night outdoors and hunt by himself Thursday, said Sgt. George Town, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.

The man’s wife called the sheriff’s office late Friday to report him missing. A deputy early Saturday started a preliminary search in the rugged area while search-and-rescue teams were formed. The teams searched the area on snowmobiles and four-wheel drive vehicles until dark Saturday, to no avail.

Teams searched a different portion of the area Sunday, after being told that the man preferred to hunt below the snow line, Town said. The man finally was found on Forest Road 1201 near Rimrock. He was cold and confused, Town said. The man was taken to Yakima Regional Hospital, where he was reunited with his wife.

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