Search underway for missing trail runner in Lane County

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UPDATE | Sheriff: Missing trail runner contacted family

LOWELL, Ore. -- A search is underway for a trail runner who went missing on the Hardesty Trail near Lowell.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office says the runner went out Thursday afternoon but didn't return home when expected.

The family says they haven't gotten responses to calls or text messages.

Search and rescue teams are now in the area.

The sheriff's office has not released the name of who they're looking for.

DEVELOPING STORY | This story will be updated as new information is confirmed

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