09-01-2007, 11:52 AM #1Pray for the Missing ♥
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OR - Doris Anderson, 76, La Grande, 25 Aug 2007
Search Called Off For Missing Sandy Woman
POSTED: 9:15 pm PDT August 31, 2007
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Authorities stopped searching Friday for a Sandy woman missing in the Wallowa Mountains for a week.
"We don't have anybody up there today," Baker County Sheriff Mitch Southwick said of the hunt for Doris Anderson, 76.
Dogs and up to 40 volunteers had searched the rugged area along with an Oregon National Guard helicopter.
She was reported missing by her injured husband, Harold Anderson, 74, on Aug. 25 after he was rescued by hunters. The couple's van had become stuck.
He continued to try to find help while she returned toward the van after getting tired and has not been seen since.
09-01-2007, 12:57 PM #2
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09-01-2007, 04:29 PM #3
That is so sad!
09-01-2007, 05:27 PM #4
How could they stop
looking for her after only one week? That poor family...not knowing what has happened to her.
09-06-2007, 11:24 PM #5Inactive
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09-06-2007, 11:28 PM #6Former Member
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WOW! I can't wait to hear her story of survival! Who would have thought after two weeks she'd be found alive?!
09-07-2007, 07:02 AM #7
Amazing! I just saw her husband interviewed on the morning news. I too can't wait to hear her survival story. Two weeks is a long time.~JMO~
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09-07-2007, 09:06 AM #8
76-year-old woman who disappeared in the Oregon wilderness nearly two weeks ago has been found alive, officials said Thursday.
Doris Anderson of Sandy had a hip injury and was suffering from dehydration when authorities discovered her in the Wallowa Mountains on Thursday afternoon but was conscious and alert, said Jerry Boyd, a Baker County 911 dispatch center director.
09-08-2007, 11:03 AM #9Registered User
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09-10-2007, 02:27 AM #10Registered User
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This story is truly a miracle! If the Deputy Sheriff and his friend who works for another branch of law enforcement hadn't decided to go back and try and find Doris she would still be laying in that ravine! It was the two officers day off and one said that he just had a feeling and wanted to go back and see if they couldn't find Doris. They didn't expect to find her alive but wanted to try and find her anyway and the ravens led them to where she was.
I went to Baker City with some friends for a two week vacation on the 25th. We had dinner that night in Baker city and Doris's husband and two of his friends were eating there. That is how I found out about Doris missing! She was missing 25 miles from Baker City. We watched the news faithly and read every paper that came out and prayed a lot. I really wanted to go search for her but didn't have a vehicle and didn't know my way around. We knew that the husband gave up and went back to Sandy on Tues after Doris went missing on Friday. That bothered me somewhat! I know that he is an elderly man but his wife was still in those woods! We knew that they stopped searching on Weds or Thursday. They also had dogs in the woods towards the end (!) of the search. I thought that they had given up awful soon.
I was so thrilled when I found out that the two LE officers had gone back out on their time off to try and find Doris and they found her. They are my heros! If they hadn't had a feeling and acted on it Doris would never have been found alive. Here she is close to 80 and she made it. From what I understand she didn't have a broken hip after all. She had frost bite on her feet and was very dehydrated but she will be fine! Bless her little heart. I wonder if she will ever remember what happened to her? Her sister-in- law said that she thinks that Doris stepped over to the side of the road to go to the bathroom. She said that ladies never go in the middle of the road even if they think no one is around! She thinks that Doris had to go to the bathroom and stepped over to the side behind some bushes and fell down the ravine. She could be right.
By the way...the family had already planned a memorial service.
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