On Wednesday at approximately 11:30am, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a missing person from the Tillicum Beach Campground, a US Forest Service park north of Yachats. The caller advised her adult son, 27 year old Wenatchee, WA resident Bryan Edward McKinney, was staying with his father in their motor home at the campground when he went missing at approximately 5:00pm on Tuesday.
Following the initial report, deputies responded to the campground and contacted the missing man’s father to obtain further information. Lincoln County Search and Rescue was activated and responded to the scene to conduct a ground search of the area. A Coast Guard helicopter joined the search for McKinney.
Search and Rescue volunteers searched the area surrounding the campground as well as the beachline for McKinney. They suspended their search at 9:00pm due to weather conditions and poor visibility. Search and Rescue will resume the search in the morning.
McKinney is described as 5-10, 140lbs, with dark blond shoulder length hair and blue eyes. McKinney was believed to be clean shaven at the time he went missing. He was last seen wearing a dark colored long sleeve plaid shirt with a white under shirt, blue jeans, a black beanie cap, and brown “Sketcher” brand shoes. McKinney is autistic and may exhibit irrational behavior.
Anyone with information about the possible location of McKinney is asked to call the Lincoln County Dispatch Center at 541-265-4231.
The Yachats Fire Department and Oregon State Police assisted with the initial search efforts.