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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Friday, August 11, 2014, 10:06 a.m.

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UPDATED -- SUBJECT FOUND: Sheriff's Office searching for missing man near Dodge Park; call 911 if seen

Please refer to CCSO Case # 2014-21830

Photo: Vernon "Keith" Ray

UPDATE (August 11, 2014, 1:22 p.m.) MISSING MAN FOUND SAFE

At about 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, search crews found Vernon Ray in a small ravine next to the Sandy River, not far from Dodge Park. He appeared to be unharmed, but was transported by AMR to Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center for a checkup.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue team was assisted by Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and Dive Team.

EARLIER (Aug. 11, 2014, 10:06 a.m.)

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team is currently conducting a search for a missing 55-year-old man who suffers from dementia and other medical issues.

At about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Dodge Park at 11021 SE Lusted Rd., which is in unincorporated Clackamas County, to search for a reported missing endangered person. The Sheriff's Office learned that 55-year-old Vernon Ray, known as "Keith," walked away from his campsite at about 1:30 a.m. and has not been seen since.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team is currently doing a search of the land and waterways around the area.

Mr. Ray is described as follows:

• 5'6" tall
• 160 pounds
• Brown hair
• Hazel eyes
• Clean shaven.
• Last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, black Dickie brand shorts, black sandals and a black baseball hat.
• Mr. Ray has a memory span of about 5 minutes and cannot talk. He may respond to the name "Keith" if called out to.

Anyone with any has seen or has any information about Mr. Vernon "Keith" Ray is urged to call 911 to report the spotting.

Refer to CCSO Case number 2014-21830

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