Douglas County Search and Rescue has suspended the search for Jeffery Vance, a 30 year-old missing Mt. Angel man. Deputies began searching for Vance on Monday, February 4, 2019, when he was reported lost by his friend, 29-year old Anthony Fennimore of Salem. Fennimore relayed to deputies that he and Vance had been in the area of Clear Water when they experienced mechanical trouble and walked away from the vehicle they were operating. Initially, Fennimore reported they had been lost since Friday, February 1, 2019. Deputies have since been able to determine the two became lost and separated on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue along with assistance from several agencies has searched for Vance over several days with no sign of Vance. The 2008 Chevy Colorado pickup the two men had walked away from was found in the vicinity of Clearwater on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Heavy snowfall in the area has hindered search efforts in the area, ultimately leading to the suspension of efforts on Saturday February 9th, until conditions improve. Vance is described as 6’00’’ tall, 300 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be wearing dark blue or black Helly Hansen rain gear, a brown or gray stocking cap, a camouflage backpack and Georgia boots. The Sheriff’s Office has been assisted by Jackson and Josephine County Search and Rescue, Oregon Department of Emergency Management, Oregon Military Department, Pacific Power, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State Police.

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