Two Medford firefighters lost in Johns Peak area

Searchers are looking for a pair of Medford firefighters lost in the Johns Peak area west of Jacksonville.

The men were riding ATVs in the area Thursday afternoon and were scheduled to return at about 5:30 p.m., fire department sources said this morning.

When they still hadn't shown up several hours later, searchers from the Jackson County sheriff's office set out to find them. Firefighters from Medford and other area departments were joining the search this morning.

— Staff reports

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