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Sheriff: Bodies of missing campers found

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TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Two campers who vanished from a Tillamook County campsite have been found dead.

Searchers found Justin Norton and Nick Santangelo around 8:15 p.m. Friday night.

Deputies said the cause was a fatal crash in the Tillamook State Forest off of State Highway 6. They said the SUV went off a gravel road and rolled hundreds of feet down a steep hillside.

Both men were ejected.

They'd been missing since Tuesday. Deputies said the two men were camping in the Cedar Creek area of Tillamook County earlier this week. They reportedly went driving at night on a forest road and never returned to camp.

That launched a massive search effort.

The SUV was found in an area with heavy brush and trees, making it difficult for searchers on the ground to find and nearly impossible to spot by air.

Deputies will attempt to recover the bodies on Saturday.

Friends have set up a fundraising webpage to help with funeral expenses: http://www.gofundme.com/ddeofk

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