Six safe after trip

Jackson County search and rescue workers found six people lost for more than two days near the Oregon/California early today, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

The six, who were not identified, had set out Monday, got lost, turned around and then ran out of gas, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Andrea Carlson in a news release.

All were in good condition when searchers found them in the snow near Dutchman's Peak west of Mount Ashland, she said.

At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office received a 9-1-1 call from a man who said he was lost in the woods and that his phone had lost power, Carlson said.

The phone disconnected, but the sheriff's office was able to use signals from the phone to determine the man's location, the sheriff's office said.

Searchers found the man and five others just after midnight and worked until about 8 a.m. to get them to safety, Carlson said.

— Staff reports

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