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DCSO Search and Rescue helps mountain biker injured in fall west of Bend

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, deputies helped injured mountain biker west of Bend on Wednesday afternoon

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue came to the assistance Wednesday of a mountain biker who was injured when he fell of his bike and hit a rock on a trail west of Bend, deputies said.

County 911 dispatchers got a call around 12:20 p.m. for someone in the Phil's Trail system west of Bend who had come across an injured mountain bike rider on Ben's Trail, about 1.3 miles from the Phil's Trail trailhead, said Lt. Bryan Husband, sheriff's Search and Rescue coordinator.

They learned a 68-year-old Bend man had just fallen off his bike and landed on a rock, and would need help getting back to the road, so he could be evaluated by Bend Fire medics.

Two sheriff's deputies responded to the scene while SAR volunteers were called on to respond. The first deputy arrived shortly before 1 p.m. and 13 SAR volunteers arrived around 1:20 p.m. with a wheeled litter, Husband said.

It was determined the injured mountain biker could walk under his own power, and with assistance walked about one-third of a mile to Skyliner's Road on another trail, the lieutenant said.

The injured party was brought around 2:20 p.m. to Bend Fire personnel, who took him to St. Charles Bend for further treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Husband said.

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