Released by: Deputy Donny Patterson – Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Date/time: 09/25/21 at 2:03 PM
Location: No Name Lake near Broken Top
Injured: 27 year old female – Bend, OR
On 09/25/21 at approximately 2:03 PM, the Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a hiking party near No Name Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness located near Broken Top. The 911 caller reported there was a female hiker in this area who had fallen while scrambling up a hillside and injured an ankle. The hiker was reported to be in fair condition, though unable to walk out of the location and would need assistance getting back to the trailhead.
A Special Services Deputy contacted a member of the hiking party by phone and obtained a coordinates for the injured hiker. The hiker was well prepared to stay overnight at the location, having extra food, water, a shelter, and clothing for the weather. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team members were paged out to assist this injured hiker.
At approximately 3:04 PM, the first of four SAR teams deployed from the Sheriff’s Office to the location. An additional team was diverted from a separate SAR call that was resolved prior to arrival. At approximately 4:57 PM, the first SAR team arrived to the injured hiker. The injured hiker was evaluated by SAR Medical team members and then transported by wheeled litter back to the trailhead arriving at 6:58 PM.
The hiker chose to seek further medical treatment on her own and did not want the assistance of an ambulance. Thirteen SAR Volunteers and two Special Service Deputies responded to this incident.
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.