Medford firemen killed


Two off-duty Medford firemen killed in an ATV accident have been identified as Gail Gurr, 37, and John Wells, 51.

They were riding in a side-by-side vehicle up a steep slope near Jacksonville when it tumbled end-over-end 2,000 feet on Thursday and hit a tree.

Search units came from Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties and several Southern Oregon fire districts.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said the two were due back at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and that searchers were called out at about 9 p.m.

He said the vehicle was spotted by one of five helicopters that joined the search Friday morning.

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