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Missing 19-Year-Old Duck Hunter

Update Monday 01/14/2019: At this time, we have conducted a large search with our Search and Rescue (SAR), Clatsop County Marine patrol division (boats) and US Coast Guard boats and helicopter which also used FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) for heat sources throughout the night to no avail. We are still hoping for the best but this is a large and often treacherous river with winter conditions. The family has been notified the search was suspended based on what has been located and have been very cooperative. I wish I had better news, but again we have not been able to locate the young man.

Thank you. Sheriff Tom



On Saturday 1/13/2019: 19-year-old Riley Salisbury, who was duck hunting in the area of Karlson Island, was reported missing by his father.  The United States Coast Guard and the Clatsop County Sheriff’s office searched the island and surrounding area but were unsuccessful in locating Riley; however his boat and some personal items were located nearby on Russian Island.

The United States Coast Guard searched through the night and Sunday afternoon before suspending the Search for Riley. The Clatsop County Sheriff’s office searched the area on foot and by boat and suspended their search on Sunday evening.

At the time he went missing Riley was wearing waders and a camo fleece top.


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