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Search for Beaverton man suspended on
Bend.com news sources
Posted: Saturday, June
18, 2005 10:30 AM
After two days of exhaustive efforts, the
Klamath County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Jackson County
Sheriff's Office, has suspended the search for John V. Zazzara, 54,
of Beaverton. Searchers closed down the search command post at the
trailhead at dusk Friday night and Zazzara's vehicle was removed
from the parking lot.
Zazzara is thought to have been on Mt.
McLoughlin since Sunday, June 12th after going for a "day climb". He
was reported missing to authorities Thursday at approximately 10:00
The sheriff's office also received assistance Friday
evening in the form of a Blackhawk helicopter, based out of Salem
with the Oregon Army National Guard's Military Air Rescue
Approximately 30 searchers on foot, horseback and with
search dogs over two days looked for Zazzara. A fixed wing aircraft
was also used on Thursday.
A great deal of area was searched
and eliminated without finding the missing man. The 9,495-foot
summit of the mountain has continued to be elusive visually for the
searchers in the two aircraft as well as those on foot. The summit
has remained shrouded in clouds and blowing snow since the search
The weather forecasted for the next several days is
not showing much promise of improving conditions. The search was
suspended after weighing the risk to the search personnel against
the increasingly narrow probability of the missing person's
Efforts to find Zazzara may be continued over the
next couple of weeks as conditions and accessibility to the
mountain's summit improve.
Sheriff Evinger said this evening;
"It is very difficult to make the decision to scale back any search
before a missing person has been found. In this instance, little is
known about the man's intended whereabouts and how he was prepared
for his outing". Evinger continued, "In this case, time and
conditions were not in our favor".