The two canoeists are rescued and with Search and Rescue. They are motoring out of the wildnerness.
Search and Rescue crews, high in the wildnerness between Toledo and Alsea Bay have found the two overdue canoeists. Initial reports say they are alive and rescue operations are underway to retrieve them. The mountainsides are extremely steep and trecherous. Search and Rescue communications indicates it will be challenging.
The two canoeists left on a canoe trip yesterday on a float down Drift Creek through a dense coastal wilderness. Water levels are extremely high and there are fallen trees from last month’s heavy wind storms laying in or across the creek that would make for very treacherous navigating.
Moments ago Search and Rescue told someone with a rescue boat that the boat is not needed, adding that they have found something else on site they can use.