On Friday July 10, 2020 at approximately 2:30PM Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Klamath County Search and Rescue teams were deployed to an area in Sky Lakes Wilderness in search of a lost hiker from the Ashland area. The teams worked through the night with Klamath County 911 dispatchers who had intermittent contact with the hiker by cell phone attempting to plot their location.
Cellphone locations were very sporadic which caused ground teams to go to a couple of different locations several miles apart. Just before 10:00AM on Saturday July 11, 2020 ground teams working with air resources and assisted by Jackson County Search and Rescue located and airlifted the hiker to safety.
Below is where the hiker was located.