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Sheriff's deputies seek missing hiker in rugged terrain

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies continued an intense search effort Sunday on Mount Jefferson for a Salem man who was reported to have fallen on the mountain.

According to Undersheriff Paul Timm, just after 11:46 a.m. on Friday, July 23, Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received information regarding a climber falling during a descent on Mount Jefferson.  Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the initial information and started sending resources to the area and planning for a rescue.

Linn County deputies responded as well and have led the search efforts with the Linn County Sear...