Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Release Date: 08/07/2022

Location: Near FS 2310 Road, South of Pine Mountain

Person Assisted: 27 year old Male, Bend, Or.

On 08-07-2022 at about 10:40AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured motorcycle rider.  The rider had reportedly crashed his motorcycle, which resulted in the rider’s leg being broken.  Dispatch provided the coordinates for the injured rider’s location to a Deschutes County Special Services Deputy, who paged out Search and Rescue Volunteers to respond to the rescue.  Thirteen volunteers along with two deputies responded to the location.

The first responder on scene was a Seasonal Deputy, who was working OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) enforcement.  That deputy stayed with the rider and guided in SAR volunteers to the rider’s location when they arrived with the second deputy.

The rider’s physical condition was evaluated and the rider was placed into a wheeled litter and carried out nearby Search and Rescue vehicles.  The rider was transferred into a vehicle and provided with transport out to the FS 2510 Road OHV staging area, where Bend Fire and Rescue were awaiting the injured rider’s arrival.  The rider was transferred into the ambulance and transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further evaluation and treatment.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.