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Search for Boy Renewed After Pony Found

November 21, 1989

CHEMULT, Ore. (AP) _ About a dozen people showed up at a restaurant Tuesday to help in the renewed search for a 9-year-old boy missing the past month in rugged south- central Oregon.

There was no word of new discoveries in the search for Nathan Madsen, said Tina Zech, who works at the Halfway House restaurant where searchers have assembled since the discovery of the boy’s horse Sunday inspired volunteers to rejoin the family’s search.

Many of the volunteers had horses to help them cover more ground and were veterans of the earlier search, which was disbanded for lack of leads.

The Veneta boy and his sorrel gelding disappeared Oct. 22 during a family cattle roundup in canyons along the Little Deschutes River.

Volunteers flocked to the area Monday after Jerry Madsen, Nathan’s father, found the boy’s pony in a mountain meadow Sunday. The pony’s saddle and bridle were missing.

The search Monday concentrated on the area where the horse was found.

Tim Birr, a spokesman for the searchers, said 64 people searched Monday.

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