Sheriff: 33-year-old elk hunter missing

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Sheriff's office is searching for a Gold Hill man, who went missing Monday on an elk hunt in eastern Coos County.

On Monday at about 6:20 pm, the Coos County Sheriff's office was notified of a missing hunter in the Lost Creek drainage.

Deputies say the hunter, Lloyd Sinclair, 33, of Gold Hill, was reported to have been with his hunting partner looking for elk at about 10:30 am.

Witnesses say Sinclair went into the brush in search of the elk after having seen fresh sign, and has not been seen since.

Monday night Coos County Sheriff's deputies arrived in the remote location, and with the assistance of one person from Sinclair's hunting party, they conducted foot and vehicle searches.

Sinclair has not been found.

The Sheriff's office says the weather was cold and wet last night, and the the terrain is extremely rugged.

Deputies say Sinclair was not prepared to spend the night in the woods, being lightly dressed and with no survival supplies.

Coos County Search and Rescue resumed with a full search group at first light Tuesday morning.