Search Continues for Missing Skier

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for missing skier, Carol Koon, 52, from Chiloquin, Oregon. Carol was last seen Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Ashland ski lodge, when she told her family she going to ski the bowl area and would meet her husband at their car at 4:00 p.m.. When Koon didn’t show up by 4:47 p.m. the family became increasingly concerned and called 9-1-1 to report her as a missing person.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office immediately put a team together of both deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers to assist in the search for the missing woman on Sunday evening. Search groups met Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. to be briefed on the incident and to begin searching.

Currently, there are 45 searchers combing the area for Carol Koon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is receiving assistance from: CORSAR, Siskiyou and Josephine counties, Ashland Ski Patrol, Rogue Valley Snowmobile Club, Civil Air Patrol, Brim Aviation, and the Koon Family. The Oregon National Guard is on standby and is waiting for the weather to clear before flying. There are more than six snowmobiles, five snow cats, and four tracked quads all being used presently. Civil Air Patrol is currently preparing to start flights over the area using its loud speaker, hoping to make contact with Koon.

Carol was last seen wearing a black ski coat, black ski pants, red ski boots, orange and yellow skis, and was carrying gray ski poles. She has blondish-gray hair and was wearing sunglasses. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 541-774-6800.

Andrea Carlson

Public Information Officer

Phone: (541) 864-8801

Released: Monday, April 08, 2013

Case Number: 13-6194

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