Wilderness search for CNET editor continues Video
Wilderness search for CNET editor continues Video Transcript
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>> We have approximately four helicopters up in the air. Three of them are from, being contracted by the family and we got one from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. We're continuing to put more teams in to that area to track. We brought in a specialist for, a man tracker that we could put in, see if we could find his footprints and continue to work that out. So we're continuing to work it today. If we do not find him today, we'll continue the search tonight and we'll do it again tomorrow. It is very rugged, remote area. The teams are having some difficulty do to the terrain and the conditions up there. But we're continuing to work the area.
>> I'm wondering how far his tracks go.
>> They had problems. They were able to find it pretty good in the snow. Then when they got down into the rocks and the dirt, they were following scuff marks. It got too difficult at night to continue to do that. So that, that's why they went to ground. Another group came across a 100 foot cliff, decided it was too dangerous to keep going at night. So they stopped and you know we, safety of our searchers is paramount. So we don't want them to get injured and we have to rescue them, so they just went to ground at the place they were at, camped for the night and they are continuing this morning. Yes ma'am. ^M00:01:16 [ inaudible ] ^M00:01:22
>> Weather conditions up there, it's been clear and cold. They are about 3000 foot elevation. We're at 900 foot here. So it is, it's been getting in the high 20s, low 30s. The biggest problem they had is the steepness of the terrain, the vegetation in the area, and the creek has quite a bit of water in it. So its, the canyon is narrowing down that they're working along. Some of the searchers came down pretty soaked last night. But what they were doing is they'd lose his track, they'd cross the stream to see if they pick it up on the other side and then have to go back. So they're going through the water. And so what we did today is put in some more specialized group that have the right equipment to go in there. [ inaudible ]
>> It appears that at, as of last night, what they were tracking came out of the snow. I don't know what they found this morning. We do, we are having some difficulty communicating with them down in the canyon. But we're working on those issues right now. [ inaudible ]
>> Apparently he went up the roadway about I believe it was three miles and then went into the drainage. So he's probably within five miles of the car. ^M00:02:32 [ inaudible ] ^M00:02:35
>> She was basically a lot of help in telling us what he was wearing, what his mental state was, what his physical conditions were and what he planned to do. We knew he'd left at 745 in the morning. If he didn't find anything he was supposed to be back at one on Saturday. He didn't return. We were able to find his footprints up the roadway and then they went into that drainage and that's where we're working today. I believe there's, yes ma'am. ^M00:03:02 [ Inaudible ] ^M00:03:07
>> We are not a very wealthy county. We cannot afford helicopters. We do have access to the National Guard helicopters in certain situations. Originally in the search we did have the National Guard in, you had Coast Guard was looking. But that search area was focused more on the coast. Because we had no idea where the Kim family was at. Last we knew it was Roseburg. Then what really helped to get us focused was that cell tower ping and we're working that area. That's why we flooded it yesterday. And that area that the Kim's were found in was an area that we had our Snow Cats in and in fact probably within a couple minutes of Missus Kim being found, our Snow Cats were right there working the track. So. [ Inaudible ]
>> Yeah, it was a Carson helicopter that they had rented that happened to see Missus Kim. So. ^M00:03:59 [ Inaudible ] ^M00:04:03
>> He is a, that is a concern of ours given what he was wearing. He didn't have a hat. You lose a lot of your body heat through your head. He was wearing tennis shoes, blue jeans, and a heavy jacket. He did have two lighters with him, so we're hoping maybe, you know they're pretty resourceful. They survived nine days out there. And sounded like they're pretty resourceful. So maybe he got a fire going or something like that. But it's been, this is day number three that he's been on foot. And so we got a renewed emphasis up in that area today.
>> [inaudible] any clues still left in the car? You know a high tech guy, you think he used a computer to plot where he might get to for help or anything?
>> We are in the process of taking care of that issue.
>> So that is something you're looking at.
>> Yeah, oh yes. We, we got someone right now going to the car, retrieving some equipment. We'll be analyzing that.
>> [inaudible] Did they have GPS in the car?
>> I don't know at the moment. I know they had two laptops and that's what we're trying to recover at the moment and we'll take a look at what information is on the laptops.
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