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