News Release from Deschutes Co. Sheriff’s Office
Date: August 17th, 2016 11:58 AM
Location: Green Lakes Trail

Rescued: Suzanne Smither, 67-year-old female, Terrebonne, OR

DCSAR Rescue Hiker Green Lakes TrailOn August 16, 2016, at 6:47pm, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from Suzanne Smither, reporting she had fallen a short distance off of a log bridge on the Green Lakes Trail She said she injured herself and was no longer ambulatory. Smither reported she had been hiking in the area with her husband, had food, water and a tarp for warmth, but would need assistance in returning to her vehicle parked at the Green Lakes Trailhead, a distance of about 2.5 miles from her location.

12 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers were activated and responded to Smither’s location, with the first volunteers making contact with her at about 8:58pm. DCSOSAR Volunteers stabilized Smither and then transported her via wheeled litter, back to the Green Lakes Trailhead. DCSOSAR Volunteers arrived with Smither at the trailhead at about 11:00pm. Smither declined any further medical assistance and was released to the care of her husband to seek any further assistance on their own.