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Sheriff seeks help locating man missing in Drift Creek Falls area

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A 49-year-old Lincoln City man has been missing for a week and search and rescue teams are searching for him in the area of Drift Creek Falls.

Adrian Alonzo Smith went missing Tuesday, Jan. 19 when a friend dropped him off at Drift Creek Falls Trail Head with a backpack and hammock. Smith missed his scheduled pickup the following day and search and rescue was notified. Search teams have been looking for Smith over several operational periods, but have not found any sign of him.

Smith is said to be an experienced hiker and camping enthusiast.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information related to his disappearance.

From LCSO news release:

There has been a high level of hiking activity in and around the Drift Creek Falls area. It is likely that someone has had contact with Adrian, particularly around the 19th or 20th of January. Adrian is about six feet tall, 170 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair. He has numerous tattoos on his upper body; most notably a large pair of wings on his back.

Anyone with information regarding Adrian Smith’s whereabouts is asked to contact Senior Deputy Bruce McGuire at 541-270-3400 or Lincoln County Dispatch at 541-265-0777.

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Justin Werner
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UPDATED: Owner reunited with pendant lost at Drift Creek Falls in May

The owner has been found for a lost cremation pendant picked up by hiker Alexis Wells at Drift Creek Falls in May.


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