Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 19th, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Cycle Oregon just announced that they will charter a bus tomorrow morning full of volunteers from Portland to step up search efforts for Mark Bosworth. Bosworth was volunteering with Cycle Oregon on their week-long ride when he disappeared late Friday night from the town of Riddle.
A large search effort headquartered in Roseburg is being coordinated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Now Cycle Oregon hopes more eyes on the ground might lead to Bosworth’s discovery.
Read the call for volunteers below:
We’re looking for volunteers to come down to the area and help us search for Mark. We’ve been working with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, but we can use more people to assist in the search.
If you’re interested in helping us, here are the details:
We will be loading a bus at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel at the Portland Airport, at 8235 NE Airport Way; please arrive by 8:30 a.m. We will search from 1 p.m. Tuesday until dark, and from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Our volunteers will return to the Sheraton Wednesday night around 9 p.m.
This means you must be prepared to spend one overnight during the search. We will arrange motel rooms, but you will be responsible for paying for your lodging and meals.
We’re looking for adults 18 and over who can walk over uneven terrain for an entire day.
Here’s a brief list of what you should bring: toiletries and personal supplies for an overnight stay; rugged hiking or walking boots; lightweight long pants and long-sleeve shirt; several pairs of hiking socks; sunglasses, sunscreen and a cap; lightweight gloves; and a daypack with two water bottles and snacks.
If you’re able to join, please RSVP ASAP via email to Jerry Norquist (jerry at cycleoregon dot com) or Tara Corbin (tara at cycleoregon dot com).
The search will focus on Yokum Road which winds about three miles between Riddle (the town where Bosworth was last seen) and Interstate 5 (map).
For more information, and to download the official missing person flyer, visit our special Mark Bosworth coverage page.