By: Deputy Jim Whitcomb, Assistant DCSO SAR Coordinator
Rescued: Alison Stengrim, 31 yof, Portland, OR
On 09/03/2017, at about 1206 hours, Deschutes County 9-1-1 received a report of a rock climber that had fallen about 20 feet in the area of Cocaine Gully near Morning Glory Wall. Redmond Fire and Rescue and Deschutes County Sheriff‘s Office Search and Rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene.
Eight DCSO SAR members and one SAR Deputy responded to assist Redmond Fire and Rescue. The climber, Alison Stengrim, had sustained an injury requiring a wheeled litter transport down a steep trail leading down from Cocaine Gully. It was learned Stengrim had been climbing with a belay, but when she lost her hold there was too much slack in the belay line causing Stengrim to hit the ground before the belay could arrest her fall.
Stengrim was transported by wheeled litter to the foot bridge crossing where she was then transported to the main parking lot by a Redmond Fire and Rescue vehicle. At about 1415 hours, Stengrim was released to seek her own medical attention.