Released by: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistanant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Date: May 1, 2021
Location: Tumalo Lake Lodge
Located: Hardeman-Wood, Owen, 25 year old male, Shoreline, WA

On May 1, 2021, at 2250 hours 911 Dispatch received a report of a missing 25 year old male near Tumalo Lake Lodge. The missing, Owen Hardeman-Wood, had left on foot from the lodge area and said he was going for a walk around the lake. When Hardeman-Wood did not come back, the family went to look for him prior to calling Dispatch.
Two Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area and began an initial search for Hareman-Wood. 7 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Voluneers, consisting of trackers and two K-9 Teams responded as well.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue K9 Hunter, with K9 handler Jenny Reindel, tracked Hardeman-Wood and located him a little over 0.5 miles away from the lodge. Hardeman-Wood was located by K9 Hunter and K9 Handler Jenny Reindel at 0244 hours.

Hardeman-Wood was uninjured and reunited with his family.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.