DESCHUTES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSISTS INJURED TRAIL RUNNER ON GREEN LAKES TRAILHEAD
Released By: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Occurred: 07-25-20 11:50 AM
Location: Green Lakes Trailhead
Rescued: Kang, Dean, 37 year old male, Portland, Or.
On July 25th, at about 11:50 AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call from a trail runner, Dean Kang, to informed dispatch that he had became injured while running on Green Lakes Trailhead. Kang did not believe he could continue without assistance.
Based on that information, One DCSO Deputy and ten Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to Green Lakes Trailhead.
When rescuers reached Kang, who was about 2.5 miles up the trail, they evaluated Kang’s condition and loaded him into a wheeled litter. Kang was carried in the litter back out the the parking area at Green Lakes Trailhead. Kang was with friends, who were going to transport Kang to seek further medical attention.
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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.