As of Wednesday evening, officials at Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said they had little new information regarding a three-day search for a Crescent City man. Jason Cantrell, 46, has been missing since Monday and was last seen in the Beaver Creek Area of the Klamath River.
Cantrall was hunting in Siskiyou County when he was reported missing. Cantrall’s pickup was found near Wards Fork Gap where the search is ongoing.
“A major effort has been initiated by the SCSO’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team and thus far, no sign of the missing man has been found in the vicinity of the abandoned pick-up. SAR team members include Siskiyou County (CA) and search personnel from Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties in Oregon,” said a Siskiyou sheriff’s office press release. “Additionally, 15 to 20 family and friends of the missing man are conducting searches in the local area.”
Other sheriff’s offices in the state are assisting, as well as 30 Search and Rescue personnel.
Del Norte Sheriff’s Commander Bill Steven said Del Norte Search and Rescue personnel are also assisting with the search.
According to SCSO Sheriff’s Lt. Jeremiah LaRue, officials were concerned to learn that Cantrell needs regular doses of insulin.
“We are very concerned about Jason’s whereabouts and we are very concerned about his welfare, based on the duration of his absence and the fact he has a medical condition has provided an elevated sense of urgency to all search participants,” said Siskiyou Sheriff John Lopey.
He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and a black hat. He is a white male adult, 5’ 11” and about 145 pounds. He has red hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about Jason’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office 24-hour Dispatch Center at 530-841-2900.