Wife, daughters of missing CNET editor found alive, James Kim still missing

“The wife and daughters of missing CNET senior editor James Kim have been found alive and airlifted to a local hospital, authorities announced at a press conference in Merlin, Ore., Monday afternoon,” Leslie Katz and Michelle Meyers report for CNET News.

“James Kim left the car on foot two days ago to seek help and has not been found, the official said. The search for him continues,” Katz and Meyers report.

“According to the official speaking at the news conference, the conditions of Kati, Penelope and Sabine are not yet known. More details are expected at a press conference at 5 p.m. PST, which CNET will stream live,” Katz and Meyers report.

“At approximately 1:45 p.m. PST, search-and-rescue officials were notified that a vehicle and a female waving an umbrella were spotted by a helicopter search crew near the Rogue River in the area of Bear Camp Viewpoint off Bear Camp Road, according to a statement from Oregon State Police. This location is near the Curry/Josephine County line in Josephine County,” Katz and Meyers report. “The official speaking at the press conference said that the helicopter had been hired by family members.”

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  1. Glad to hear that his family is safe, although I doubt he is still alive. That is tragic. Never leave your vehicle unless you know exactly where you are going.

    MW: race, as in “It’s a race against time to find James Kim.”

  2. My prayers are with Jim, and that he’ll turn up safe. Also hoping his wife and kids are okay. Being from the great state of Oregon, I can attest to the beauty, and the dangers of the wilderness.

  3. I live in Oregon and all I can tell you is that neck of the woods is treacherous. I’ve been there and have rafted through it. Anyone remember the movie Deliverance? It was filmed nearby.

  4. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> This is partially great news. Now if they can find James Kim it will be a happy ending. Hopefully the kids and wife are okay health wise.

  5. Zealot/RepoMan…

    I think it has something to do with a wider interest in humanity, especially if any of the visitors here might know the individuals involved or have some method of affecting the outcome.

    Human life is more important than the Macintosh or the iPod. Have a think about that.

  6. I’ve yet to see and news coverage that explains what happened…was the car found off-road (i.e. was there an accident?) or were they stranded from a mechanical issue?

    It’s great to hear that the wife and kids were found, but awful that he’s still missing after going for help. 🙁

    Hopefully a complete happy ending is yet to come.

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