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Sheriff: Cell phone photo not of missing hiker, crews continue to search

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21-year-old Riley Zickel (Courtesy: MCSO) 21-year-old Riley Zickel (Courtesy: MCSO)
MT. JEFFERSON, OR (KPTV) -

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday night that a cell phone photo of a man and his tent is not an image of the hiker that went missing near Mount Jefferson.

The image was thought to have been a picture of 21-year-old Riley Zickel, who has not been seen since July 27th.

Deputies said they were contacted by the hiker in the picture, who was able to confirm it was him and not Zickel. 

The picture was originally posted by Zickel's father Robin Zickel on Facebook. The image seemed to show who he thought was Riley about 16 miles away from the trailhead in the Mount Jefferson wilderness. 

More than 40 people are expected to resume searching for Zickel Thursday around 8 a.m.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information on the location of Riley Zickel please call 503-584-7724.

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