>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

La Grande, OR forecast
& Eastern Oregon University Valley Cam

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

Today's front page

Image of The Observer's Front Page

Get Home Delivery of The Observer for only $8.50 per month, $9.50 for motor routes. Just click here and after filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more information about local, state and world news.

manage your account »

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Lost Eagle Cap hiker found safe

Lost Eagle Cap hiker found safe

A Portland man lost in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in Union County over the weekend was found safe and unhurt Sunday.


Fred Hawkins of Union County Search and Rescue said the man, Timothy Murphy, started a hike into the wilderness area Saturday from the Catherine Creek trailhead. Murphy, who had not planned an overnight trip, walked seven or eight miles into the wilderness area, then realized he was lost.

Hawkins said the 57-year-old Murphy called 911 dispatch on his cell phone Sunday morning, though the connection was poor and the dispatcher was unable to get an exact location. The dispatcher did manage to narrow the location down by pinging the cell phone.

Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Humphries later made contact with Murphy by phone and though the connection was poor managed to determine where Murphy had begun his hike. Search and Rescue was activated at 10 a.m. Sunday.

A horse team consisting of Search and Rescue members Rick Hagen, Traci Black and Heather Atkins started up the trail about 2 p.m. Hawkins said that about 5 p.m., a horseback rider on his way down found Murphy sitting by the side of the trail. 

The horse team was a short distance away, and the rescue was completed without incident by about 7 p.m. 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

commander viagra pfizer cialis générique proscar prix acheter viagra en pharmacie kamagra livraison rapide viagra im internet bestellen strafbar levitra tabletas commander viagra receta viagra natural cialis générique forum prix cialis generique kamagra farmacia clomid acheter viagra a poco prezzo sildenafil donne achat en ligne viagra comprare cialis online viagra billig cialis sin receta comprar viagra sin receta en barcelona