Lost canoeists found alive in remote area

Lost canoeists found alive in remote area

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Lost canoeists found alive in remote area

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Updated Monday, May 7 at 5:18 PM

TOLEDO, Ore. -- Crews searching for two canoeists who failed to show up at a meet point Sunday evening in Lincoln County found the pair late Monday afternoon.

The men were traveling on Drift Creek, toward the Alsea River, where the water was high and full of debris, according to Lt. David Carey of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

They set out from just south of Toledo on a 20-mile trip Sunday and were expected to meet their party at the river, but never showed up.

Just before 5 p.m. Monday, authorities said they had found the pair and they were alive.  They said they were in a remote area that was hard to reach and would be led back to safety.

Names have not been released but authorities said one of the men was in his mid-20s and the other was in his late 50s.

Search and Rescue units from Lincoln County, Benton County and Lane County were involved in the search, along with the U.S. Coast Guard.

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