Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Release Date: November 5th, 2021
Location: Edison – Lava Trail near Kwohl Butte
Person Assisted: 61 year old Male, Vashon, WA
On November 5th, 2021, at 1:43 p.m., 911 Dispatch received a call regarding a motorcycle crash on Edison – Lava Trail, approximately 1.5 miles south of Kwohl Butte near Edison Sno-Park.
The injured motorcyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries that prevented him from making his way back to the road without assistance from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team. Eleven Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers and two Deputies responded to assist.
The DCSO SAR Volunteers and Deputies were able to drive within ¾ mile of the patient and then hiked the rest of the way reaching his location at approximately 3:45 p.m. A medical assessment was done by SAR Volunteers and it was determined the injured motorcyclist would be transported via a wheeled litter to meet a Sunriver Fire and Rescue ambulance at the a nearby forest service road junction.
The injured motorcyclist was transported to St. Charles-Bend by ambulance for further evaluation.
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.