Released by: Deputy Shane Zook – Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Date/time: 01-01-22 at 0833 AM
Location: East side of Tumalo Mountain, Bend
Rescued Subjects: 24 year old male – Bend, Or.
On 01-01-22, at about 08:33 AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured skier on the east side of Tumalo Mountain.
A Deputy made phone contact with the reporting person, who informed the Deputy that the injured male would need assistance to get out to the parking lot a Dutchman Flat Snow Park. Twelve Search and Rescue volunteers, two seasonal Deputies on snowmobiles, and one Special Services Deputy responded to the call.
The volunteers consisted of six volunteers on snowmobiles and six volunteers on skis. The two teams traveled different routes to the injured male. Search and Rescue volunteers reached the male at about 11:35 AM. Members of the medical team assessed the males physical condition and provided aid that enabled the male the ability to ride out on a snowmobile. The male was walked down to awaiting snowmobiles at the bottom of the east slope of Tumalo Mountain.
The snowmobile team provided the male with a ride out to the Dutchman Flat Snow Park. The male stated he did not need any further medical assistance.
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.