News Release from Deschutes Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 2:54 PM
Released by: Dep Jim Whitcomb
Assistant DCSOSAR Coordinator

Location: The Dihedrals; Smith Rock State Park

Fallen Climber: Johnson, Luke
40 yom Kalispell, MT

On 06/30/2017, at about 1042 hours, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and Redmond Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a report of a climber that had fallen 20-25 feet in the Dihedrals climbing area of Smith Rock.

As a result of the fall the climber, Luke Johnson, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Redmond Fire and Rescue along with one DCSO SAR Deputy and eight SAR members responded to the location. Johnson’s injuries were evaluated and he was packaged in a wheeled litter, then transported to St Charles Redmond where he was treated for his injuries.