Missing Hunter Located Deceased

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE
November 15, 2011
1:30 PM

Search efforts recover body of missing Onalaska man

The search for David Sherwood, missing since Friday while Elk hunting in the Ryan Lake area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, concluded with searchers locating his body on the side of a steep ravine. A private helicopter located Mr. Sherwood at approximately 1130 this morning. A second helicopter with Skamania County Sheriff’s Office personnel recovered Sherwood’s body in the hour long recovery operation.

“These past few days have been difficult for those involved in the search effort including the family and friends of Mr. Sherwood,” said Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown. “Our efforts were challenged by both the terrain and the weather. We are grateful for all the assistance provided by the community of Onalaska the family of Mr. Sherwood and the volunteer search and rescue teams from the region.”

Today’s search efforts included nearly 70 family and friends of Mr. Sherwood.

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Respectfully,

Dave Cox
Undersheriff
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office