Updated 12:50 p.m. A Klamath County skier who got lost on Mt. Ashland Sunday afternoon spent the night in a horse corral before being found safe late this morning.
Carol Koon had no cell phone service last night, but this morning was able to call her husband to report that she could hear a search helicopter. The helicopter crew spotted her on a forest road on the south side of the mountain about 8 miles out, officials said.
A Sno-Cat picked her up and brought her back to the Mt. Ashland lodge just before 12:30 p.m. She hugged family members who had gathered and joined in the search and thanked other volunteers who had been looking for her.
Updated 11:40 a.m. Search teams have found a Chiloquin woman who got lost Sunday afternoon on Mt. Ashland.
About 45 sheriff’s department deputies and Search & Rescue volunteers have been searching for a missing Klamath County woman since Sunday afternoon on the hillsides of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. Aircraft, six snowmobiles, five Sno-Cats, and four tracked quads were involved in the search, along with search and rescue from Siskiyou and Josephine counties, the Ashland Ski Patrol, Rogue Valley Snowmobile Club, Civil Air Patrol, Brim Aviation and the Koon family
Chiloquin resident Carol Koon, 52, told family she was going skiing in the park’s bowl area at about 2 p.m. Sunday. She has been missing since then. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reported family members grew worried about Koon. They called 911 at 4:47 p.m.
7:23 a.m. A Klamath County woman has been missing in the Mt. Ashland Ski Area since about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police reported.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for 52-year-old Carol Koon, of Chiloquin. Koon last told her family she was going to ski the “bowl” while inside the park’s ski lodge. She has not been seen or heard from since then.
Koon is reported wearing a black ski coat, black ski pants, and red ski boots. She has orange and yellow skis and was carrying gray ski poles. Koon has blonde-gray hair and was wearing sunglasses.
Anyone with information on Koon’s disappearance should call the Sheriff’s Department at 541-774-6800.
— Ryan Pfeil