Search exercise to cover area where boy was lost – September 11, 2009

Search exercise to cover area where boy was lost

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon

September 11, 2009


Personnel to train at Crater Lake National Park this weekend

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — Search and rescue personnel from throughout the region will train beginning this weekend at Crater Lake National Park, near the area where 8-year-old Samuel Boehlke went missing Oct. 14, 2006.

The park is hosting the California Oregon Regional Search and Rescue joint training exercise that will focus on search techniques such as high angle rope operations, ground searching and working with search dogs. According to a press release from the park, authorities are hopeful the exercise may turn up clues to the missing boy’s whereabouts.

Sammy was sightseeing with his father and ran into a wooded area near Cleetwood Cove and became lost. So far, authorities haven’t been able to determine what happened to the boy.

Hundreds of people searched for him following his disappearance and continue to search as funding is available, authorities said. Read more in Friday’s print and e-editions of the Herald and News.

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