Oregon Man’s Heroic Effort to Save Family Ends in Tragedy

Eleven desperate days after snow trapped his family car off Bear Camp Road west of Oregon's Grants Pass, four days after he left his wife and two young daughters and ventured into Siskiyou National Forest's boulder-strewn ravines and brush-choked slopes to get help, 35-year-old James Kim of San Francisco was found dead, floating in a cold eddy of Big Windy Creek. The discovery put a tragic end to a two-day search begun when Kim's family was found on Monday. A leader of the 100-man rescue crew called Kim's effort to save his family "superhuman," according to this San Francisco Chronicle article. "We are devastated," said Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson, his eyes moist and his voice cracking. "I'm crushed."

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