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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his office is continuing their search for Jerry Walter Thomas, of Prineville. Thomas was reported missing on August 9, 2017, in the Parish lake area.

Yesterday, over 30 searchers to include ground, ATV, Posse, K-9 and air assets, scoured the area of point last seen.

Today, approximately 45 searchers will continue their efforts and expand the search area, as well as the Oregon National Guard with their Lakota helicopter. At the time of this release no clues or evidence has been found. Searchers are faced with thick, dense brush covering all their search areas.

Linn County SAR has been assisted by the Lane, Jefferson, Benton, and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Offices, Corvallis Mountain Rescue and the Oregon Army National Guard.