Man with epilepsy missing after family outing

Man with epilepsy missing after family outing

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by Mike Benner

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Posted on October 3, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 2:23 PM

MCMINNVILLE, Ore -- Rescue crews continued the search Wednesday afternoon for a missing McMinnville man who is believed to be in Miller Woods, a 130-acre nature area just outside of town.

Sean Kosky, 24, was last seen Sunday night.  According to Yamhill County deputies, Kosky was staying with family when he wandered into the woods.  He was wearing pajama pants and sandals.

"Because of love, support, and prayers from family and friends I'm holding up quite well," said his mother, Denise McGunnigle.

"We have some concerns for the weather," Sergeant Brian Young told KGW.

But the weather was not the only concern for search and rescue crews. Kosky suffers from severe seizures and he did not take medicine with him.

"He could easily get lost walking two blocks," said Lori Farnham, Kosky's aunt.

Approximately 60 people from several surrounding counties were searching for him on foot and on horseback Wednesday.

"If he's out there I'd like for everyone to pray for him not to be afraid," said McGunnigle.  "We're not giving up until we find him."

Anyone with information about Kosky's whereabouts was asked to call the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at (503) 434-7506.

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