Gary Marshall Tuor was located Monday night after getting lost in the forest outside Zigzag

A Sandy hiker who went missing Sunday with his black Labrador retriever outside the Zigzag area was found safe Monday night.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue led the search Monday, Jan. 6, for Gary Marshall Tuor, 71.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. Monday, an assisting Oregon National Guard helicopter spotted a fire burning in the forest. By 9:30 p.m. search crews reached Tuor and his dog, Buddy.

Sandra Cleveland had called 9-1-1 Monday morning to report Tuor, her husband, missing. He had gone hiking Sunday morning with partner Abel Caba, 38, also of Sandy, at the Devil’s Meadow Campground outside of Zigzag. They were due back by 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cleveland drove to the trailhead Monday morning. She found her husband’s car and Caba, who had recently returned to the vehicle. Caba said he and Tuor had been separated Sunday night after getting lost.

Once he realized he was lost, Tuor stayed put so search crews could find him. To stay warm through the night, he lit a fire, which ultimately made him visible to the helicopter.

Tuor walked out to the trailhead and arrived at the command post by 2 a.m. After being checked out by an AMR Reach and Treat Team, he was released.

Tuor expressed his thanks to the search crews and volunteers for helping to locate him.

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