Searchers Looking for Overdue Bicyclist

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - Search and Rescue crews are actively searching for an overdue bicyclist who was traveling from Lake in the Woods to Diamond Lake. 

On Monday, May 25, 2020, 65 year-old Jared Leroy Johnson was dropped off at Lake in the Woods intending to ride his bicycle approximately 50 miles to Diamond Lake on forest roads. Johnson was due to arrive at his destination Thursday evening, but never arrived. 

Shortly before 2:00 pm on Friday, the Sheriff's Office was notified and Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to search the area. 

Johnson is described as 5'10'', 170 lbs with gray hair and blue eyes. He is associated with a bicycle equipped with a bike trailer. He left with survival gear and food/water.

Anyone who has seen Johnson or a bicycle equipped with a trailer in the Umpqua National Forest area is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 referencing case #20-2364.