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Update 12/11/18 at 9:30 a.m.

ASHLAND, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) search and rescue (SAR) teams continue the search for the missing snowboarder on Mt. Ashland Tuesday morning. The search effort was scaled-back overnight for safety reasons, but teams were able to check likely travel routes and roadways looking for any sign of Eli Kepsel.


The last confirmed sighting of Kepsel was Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area.  Search teams have located some tracks in the snow beyond the boundary of the ski area, but it is not known whether Kepsel made those tracks.  Because of the relatively high snow level, much of the ground in the search area is bare, presenting fewer opportunities for visual tracking.

No further information is available at this time.