30-year old Kyle Jaynes, has been found alive and is in stable condition after spending nearly four days in a rugged area near Canoe Creek along the north shore of Lake Chelan.
Chelan CountySheriff officials told KOZI that Jaynes was reported missing Thursday afternoon when he did not return to the cabin he was staying in with family and friends. Jaynes left the cabin at about 1PM to go out to relax and read a book.
Chelan County Search and Rescue personnel, deputies and a search dog responded by boat on Friday morning and a ground search began as well as an aerial search with the use of a Chelan County helicopter.
By Saturday morning, the search focus turned to the waters of Lake Chelan and divers were called in.
In the early morning hours on Monday, Jaynes made his way to a cabin near Canoe Creek- thirsty and injured.
Jaynes told emergency crews that he slipped and fell, striking his head on a rock and lost consciousness for as long as 24-hours. After he woke up, he took shelter near a flat area near a cave, unable to walk due to an injury- and went without food or water until sometime Sunday evening when he was able to walk to a nearby cabin.
He was then transported down lake and arrived at Lake ChelanCommunityHospital just before 6AM Monday morning, and is listed in stable condition.