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

Date: June 18, 2021

Location: Phil’s Trailhead

Person Assisted: Paula Jewett, 52 year old female, Eugene, OR

On 06-18-21 at about 1249 hours, Deschutes County Dispatch received a call of an injured mountain bike rider at Phil’s Trailhead.  The caller indicated that they were going to need assistance to get the injured rider back to the Phil’s Trailhead parking lot.  Nine Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue volunteers, along with one deputy responded to the scene.

The injured rider was located about .7 miles down Kent’s Trail from the Phil’s Trailhead parking lot.  Search and rescue medical team staff assessed the rider’s medical condition.  The rider was then loaded into a wheeled litter.  Search and rescue volunteers carried the rider in the litter, to the parking lot, where Bend Fire and Rescue was on scene with an ambulance.  The rider refused transport via ambulance and planned to seek further medical treatment on their own.

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.