By: Deputy Aaron Myers Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator
Assisted Snowmobiler: Roos, Jeffrey Clark, 46 year old Male, Eugene, Oregon
Assisted Snowmobiler: Lang, Sarah Dawn, 18 year old female, Eugene, Oregon
On January 21, 2019, at approximately 1945 hours, Jeffrey Roos called 911 Dispatch and reported his snowmobile was stuck near Kwolh Butte. Roos reported Sarah Lang was riding with him when the snowmobile got stuck. Roos was riding in the area with another snowmobiler, however they got separated earlier in the day.
Two Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers and one Deputy responded to Edison Butte Sno Park. The two DCSO SAR Volunteers traveled approximately 5 miles in a tracked side by side to assist Roos and Lang.
While the DCSO SAR Volunteers were en route Roos called to report Lang was starting to get cold. Roos and Lang were contacted at approximately 2250 hours, warmed and assisted out of the backcountry. They did not require medical attention.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people traveling in the backcountry to be prepared for the unexpected and to carry necessary essentials to spend the night, if needed. Snowmobiler riders should always carry a shovel, avalanche beacon and avalanche probe.
DCSO serves the citizens and visitors of Deschutes County over an area encompassing 3055 square miles. Additionally, our automotive fleet regularly drives over a million miles each year. By having highly visible and well maintained vehicles, we can ensure that no matter where and when a citizen needs our service, we will be there.