Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  11/15/2012 - 15:05
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Missing Mushroom Picker Located  
Date/Time of Incident:  11/14/2012 - 15:30
Incident Location:  Luchsinger Creek, Tyee, OR  
Case Number:  n/a  
Lost / Located:  Dodd, Jason William / 27 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Mentioned:  Dodd, Brian / 49 yoa / Roseburg, OR

On Wednesday, November 14th, at about 2315 hours, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing mushroom picker in the Tyee area. Jason Dodd was mushroom picking with his father, Brian Dodd. They became separated at about 1530 hours and Brian had been unable to find Jason.

This morning, Sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue members began searching for Jason Dodd. He was located at about 1130 hours about 2 miles from where his father last saw him in the Luchsinger Creek area.

Jason told searchers that last night he was able to start a fire to stay warm. This morning he found a road and started walking until he was located by searchers.

The Sheriff’s Office would once again like to remind everyone TO BE PREPARED! Hunters, hikers and mushroom pickers need to think about the possibility of if they have to spend the night out. A small day pack with "The Ten Essentials"

1. Map
2. Compass
3. Warm Clothing
4. Extra Food and Water
5. Flashlight or Headlamp
6. Matches/Fire starters
7. First Aid Kit/Repair Kit
8. Whistle
9. Rain/Wind Jacket & Pants
10. Pocket Knife

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