INJURED HIKER ASSISTED AT SMITH ROCK STATE PARK
By: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Rescued Hiker: Cuffley, Krystal, 35 year old female, Hanover, Pennsylvania
On November 11, 2018, at 1307 hours, Deschutes County 911 Dispatch was contacted by Krystal Cuffley’s brother, who she was hiking with, that Krystal had sustained a non life threatening injury that prevented her from hiking down the Misery Ridge trail at Smith Rock State Park.
Redmond Fire responded to Krystal Cuffley’s location and evaluated her injuries. Redmond Fire requested Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SAR Volunteers respond with a wheeled litter to transport Krystal Cuffley down the trail. 11 DCSO SAR Volunteers hiked up Misery ridge and assisted Cuffley down the trail in the wheeled litter where she was further evaluated by Redmond Fire. Cuffley choose to stay with family and seek further medical attention on her own.
“The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.”