Date/Time of Release: 10/21/2011 - 10:45
Contact Person: Wayne Stinson
Contact Number: 541-440-4448
Subject: Outdoor Safety
Date/Time of Incident: 10/21/2011 - 10:45
Incident Location: Douglas County, Oregon
Case Number: n/a
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is concerned about the number of missing/lost persons incidents. Since Oct. 16th the Sheriffs Office has received 9 calls reporting people overdue or lost, with the majority of the calls related to hunting.
Wherein the Sheriff’s Office is concerned for the publics safety, the amount of calls for assistance is overwhelming. All the incidents involved adults and with a little preparation could have been prevented. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people of the 10 Essentials:
3. Warm Clothing (wool or synthetic, NOT cotton), Hat (wool)
4. Extra Food and Water
5. Flashlight or Headlamp
7. First Aid Kit/Repair Kit
9. Rain/Wind Jacket & Pants
10. Pocket Knife
Also always let someone know your travel plans and if at all possible leave a map.
Outdoor safety is Our Concern, but YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.