On Saturday July 18, 2020 at approximately 12:00PM search teams have located the missing 3- year-old boy who was lost while camping with family in the area northeast of Gilchrist. The child has been reunited with family members and is safe.

Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Commander Brian Bryson: “We’re all relieved that this young child has been found safe and has been reunited with his family. This is a great illustration of the fantastic search teams that we have in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We were able to mobilize an incredible amount of resources in a short amount of time and that is the difference maker.”

In addition to the fantastic work by KCSO personnel and KCSO-SAR, we wish to thank the following organizations for all the highly trained personnel and volunteers they brought to this successful search effort:


  • Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oregon State Police
  • Deschutes County Search and Rescue
  • Oregon Air National Guard
  • Crook County Search and Rescue
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Jefferson County Search and Rescue
  • Siskiyou County Search and Rescue
  • Lake County Search and Rescue
  • Jackson County Search and Rescue
  • Oregon Outback Rural Fire