On Saturday, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teamed up with local ranchers and ambulance crews from John Day and Seneca to carry a Bear Valley hunter out of the Percival Creek area to an Airlink helicopter.

Sheriff Todd McKinley said crews packed the victim out and flew him out successfully.

McKinley told the Eagle the search and rescue team has had “quite a few” rescues this year.



Steven Mitchell is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at steven@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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