Missing man found alive after 17 nights in Oregon forest: ‘miraculous’

A fisherman was found alive 17 nights after being reported missing in Oregon’s wilderness. 

Harry Burleigh, 69, was reported missing May 7, after he didn’t return home from a camping trip in the Toketee area of the Umpqua National Forest, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Rescue teams located his vehicle at a trail that leads into Twin Lakes on May 8, but did not find him.

Police believe Burleigh, who lives in Roseburg, attempted to go fishing before heading home. 

His wife, Stacy, posted updates about the search for her husband in a public group on Facebook, and said 40 volunteers from several counties volunteered on May 10 in the rescue mission. 

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