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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Details of lost hunter rescue emerge

Winthrop man located after 4-hour effort


Last updated 11/30/2023 at 7:22pm

TYLER – Two weeks after a missing hunter was found safe along the Columbia Plateau Trail, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office documents are painting a picture of the rescue effort.

While hunting Tuesday, Nov. 14, Robert D. Alexander, 53, of Winthrop, became lost in the Ballinger Lake area and called emergency dispatchers for help about 4:50 p.m.

He was found at 8:48 p.m. and declined medical assistance, records show.

During his initial call, Alexander told dispatchers that he had gotten lost in the dark and fog and “doesn’t know which way is north versus south,” the records show. He a...

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