Deputies locate hunter

Man walked for eight hours

CHENEY – In a successful search and rescue operation, deputies from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office located a lost hunter on the Columbia Plateau Trail southwest of Cheney.

The incident unfolded on November 14, 2023, around 5:20 pm, when deputies responded to a report of a lost hunter on the popular trail.

The adult man had been walking for eight hours, finding himself disoriented in the darkness and fog, unsure of which direction to take.

Despite facing challenges such as downed trees and limited access to the trail, Patrol Deputies were on the scene promptly, attempting to locate the mis...


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