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Aircraft join search for Medford man missing near Prospect

The search effort for a Medford man missing near Prospect has been expanded to include aircraft, sheriff's officials say.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Civil Air Patrol and two volunteer pilots have been flying the area looking for 42-year-old Shawn May, who was last seen about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. May had been doing contract work in the Prospect area and told his girlfriend he was going to take back roads to get home. His girlfriend reported him missing at 6 p.m. Saturday after he didn't come home.

Deputies and search and rescue volunteers from Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Siskiyou counties also have been driving the road system between Medford and Prospect searching for May. He's described as 6 feet tall, weighing 230 pounds and having short, dark hair and a dark goatee. He was last seen wearing camouflage fatigue-style pants and a dark shirt. 

May was driving a 1993 Buick LaSabre with Oregon license plate TBF-359. Police have said May has only lived in the area a couple months and may be unfamiliar with the terrain, although he likely has emergency food and water.

Anyone with information about May's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's department at 541-774-6800.