Released by: Dep. Shane Zook, Assistant Search And Rescue Coordinator
Occurred: 01/30/2021 12:20 PM
Location: Paulina Lake Lodge
Rescued: 6 year old female – Springfield Or.
On 01/30/21 at about 12:20 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call from an employee at the Paulina Lake Lodge, stating that a 6 year old female had been injured in a sledding accident and she needed to be transported down to the Ten Mile Snow Park. The lodge was unable to transport the girl due to mechanical issues with their machines.
One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and three Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to assist with snowmobiles and a tracked Polaris side by side ATV.
Search and Rescue Volunteers reached the patient at 2:02 PM. SAR volunteers evaluated the girls injuries and then transported her down to the Ten Mile Snow Park, where they were met by an ambulance from the LaPine Fire Department. At 3:13 PM, SAR volunteers handed the patient over to the ambulance crew with LaPine Fire, who transported the patient to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further medical treatment.
The Deschutes County Sherif’f’s Office Deputy responded back to the Paulina Lake Lodge with a tracked Polaris side by side ATV to transport the rest of the family and friends in the group down from the lodge, so they could be reunited in Bend.
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 six 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.