Released by: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Release Date: 09/03/2022

Location: Near Chush Falls, Sister Oregon

Person Assisted: 56 year old female, Bend Oregon

On September 3, 2022 at 1151 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call regarding an injured hiker near Chush Falls. The reporting person advised a female hiker had fallen and sustained a knee injury, preventing her from being able to hike back to the trail head on her own and would need assistance from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue.

11 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to assist the injured hiker. DCSO SAR Volunteers reached the trail head at approximately 1:10 p.m. and walked approximately 2.3 miles to the patient, arriving to the patient at approximately 2:05 p.m.

A medical assessment was done and the DCSO SAR Volunteers placed the injured hiker into a wheeled litter and wheeled her back to the trailhead. The injured hiker was transported to the hospital by medics for further medical 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.