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Fallen, injured hiker rescued at Smith Rock

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Rescuers bring injured hiker down Misery Ridge trail Friday at Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock rescue
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Rescuers bring injured hiker down Misery Ridge trail Friday at Smith Rock State Park.
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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Rescuers bring injured hiker down Misery Ridge trail Friday at Smith Rock State Park.

S. Oregon woman slipped, fell on trail atop Misery Ridge

TERREBONNE, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A southern Oregon woman slipped and fell Friday while hiking atop Misery Ridge at Smith Rock State Park, prompting a rescue effort, officials said.

Deschutes County 911 dispatchers got a call around 1:40 p.m. regarding a hiker, later identified as Jennifer Roth, 48, of Sutherlin, had slipped and fallen on the trail on top of Misery Ridge at the popular climbing spot, said Deputy Josh Westfall, assistant search and rescue coordinator for the sheriff's office.

While the injury reportedly was non-life-threatening, it left Roth immobilized and stranded on top of Misery Ridge, Westfall said.

A sheriff's deputy and 13 Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers responded to assist. Redmond Fire and Rescue crews also responded and were the first to reach Roth, treating her injuries until sheriff's office units could arrive, Westfall said.

The deputy and SAR volunteers, along with Redmond Fire, brought Roth down the trail on a wheeled litter. Westfall said Roth was transfered to a member of her party, at her request, and reportedly planned to seek further treatment of her injuries at the hospital.

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