Missing snowshoer found safe

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ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the man has been found safe with the help of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

A Sheriff's RAVEN crew found him about 10AM Monday in waist-deep snow a few miles from the Tahoe Rim Trailhead. He was suffering from mild hypothermia, but overall he was in "great spirit and health," according to Douglas County. He was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital for observation.

DCSO says, "Raymond is an avid sportsman in winter conditions and was prepared to survive not being able to seek proper overnight shelter."

ORIGINAL STORY: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing snowshoer.

About 5PM Sunday, January 6, 2019, dispatch was called by Raymond Murdock, saying he got lost while snowshoeing at the top of Kingsbury Grade. He said he got lost while off Andria Drive in Zephyr Cove, near the trailhead.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team was activated to launch a search and rescue mission. Deputies are asking the public to be careful in the area of Andrea and North Benjamin because of a large number of personnel and vehicles.

Anyone with information about Murdock's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Outside resources are being requested to assist and relieve current working search and rescue members.