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Search For Myrtle Point Man Concludes; Victim Safe
The Coos County Sheriff’s office reports that on October 27th, Deputies and Fairview Fire were called to the area of Middle Creek Road, east of Coquille for a lost hunter. A 31-year-old Myrtle Point man, Randy W. Demain had been hunting earlier with his family on Middle Creek Road when he shot a deer. Demain was left with his deer to begin cleaning it and his family was to go back into town and send another family member to assist in retrieving the deer. When the other family member arrived back, Randy Demain was nowhere to be found.
Family searched the area for him and then called the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Deputies and Fairview Fire personnel searched through the night until about 4am for Demain but were unable to locate him. Arrangements were made for full Search and Rescue personnel to begin searching at first light.
At 7:30am on October 27th, more than 20 members from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, Coos County Search and Rescue and Fairview Fire resumed their search, with 2 full K-9 tracking teams for Mr. Demain. At 8:59am, it was learned that Demain had left his deer and walked out of the area, taking an overland trail to his mother’s home off Fairview. He had then come back to the search area to contact searchers and let them know he was ok. At that time the search was concluded.