Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office
August 13th, 2018

UPDATE 08/13/2018 

Searchers are back at Toketee Falls today looking for a California man who fell from above the falls Sunday afternoon. Some incorrect information is circulating that the man had been located. As of the time of this release, he has not been located and the search continues.
The man has been identified as 23 year-old Brian Lewinstein of Berkeley, California. Next of kin has been notified. 
Lewinstein had crossed a safety fence to take a photograph from above the falls when he slipped and fell down the steep embankment.

Previous Release
IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - On Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 2:48 PM, Douglas County Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting an adult male who fell down a cliff at Toketee Falls. 
Emergency personnel responded to the scene along with members of Pacific Corp and have been trying to locate the man. A search and rescue mission is in progress. Deputies have identified the man, but will not be releasing his name at this time pending next of kin notification. 
"Given the terrain and factors involved this mission is very complex. Our search volunteers are searching with an utmost sense of urgency, while carefully balancing the needs for responder safety," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell.


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