Missing father, son snowmobilers found near Bend

Missing father, son snowmobilers found near Bend

Missing father, son snowmobilers found near Bend

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by David Krough, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on February 25, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 6:16 PM

BEND – Searchers found a boy and his father who had been reported overdue while snowmobiling near Mt. Bachelor Monday.

KTVZ reported 13-year-old Chase Hunter Abney was found about five miles south of Elk Lake. He said that he and his dad, 40-year-old Eric William Abney, spent the night in a snow cave and his father had left on foot to look for help just after noon.

Just before 2:30 p.m., Eric was located by searchers and was in good condition.

Deschutes County deputies said the two had left Sunday morning. Family members said they were adequately dressed for the weather and had food, water and survival-type gear.

Deputies found their vehicle and snowmobile trailer at Edison snow park around 7:30 a.m. Monday.

 

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