Sheriff: Missing elk hunter found injured, but alive

Sheriff: Missing elk hunter found injured, but alive

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Authorities say they have found man who went missing on Monday while elk hunting in Eastern Coos County injured, but alive.

On Monday at about 6:20 pm, the Coos County Sheriff’s office was notified of a missing hunter in the Lost Creek drainage.

Deputies say the hunter, Lloyd Sinclair, 33, of Gold Hill, was reported to have been with his hunting partner looking for elk at about 10:30 am.

Witnesses say Sinclair went into the brush in search of the elk after having seen fresh sign, and has not been seen since.

Monday night Coos County Sheriff’s deputies arrived in the remote location, and with the assistance of one person from Sinclair's hunting party, they conducted foot and vehicle searches.

Coos County Search and Rescue was joined late Tuesday afternoon by members from Douglas County Search and Rescue.

At about 11:30 am Wednesday, searchers located Sinclair near the area he was last known to be. 

Medics and search personnel are still extracting Sinclair, who is believed to have suffered injuries to his shoulder and knee.

More information will be released after authorities are able to speak more with Sinclair.