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Rescuers come to aid of hiker injured in fall at Smith Rock State Park

Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue wheeled an injured hiker down Misery Ridge Trail on Friday at Smith Rock State Park
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue wheeled an injured hiker down Misery Ridge Trail on Friday at Smith Rock State Park

TERREBONNE, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Puyallup, Washington woman was injured in a fall Friday morning while hiking the Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park, prompting a rescue effort by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Redmond Fire & Rescue.

County 911 dispatchers got a call around 10:15 a.m. regarding the 28-year-old injured hiker, said Deputy Aaron Myers, assistant SAR coordinator.

They learned the woman fell while hiking and sustained injuries that prevented her from walking back down the trail without assistance, Myers said.

Redmond Fire medics made initial contact with the woman, he said, and in an evaluation determined she’d need to be helped down in a wheeled litter.

A total of 11 DCSO SAR volunteers responded, leaving the Bend office around 10:45 a.m. and making contact with the woman nearly an hour later, Myers said.

They wheeled the injured hiker about a quarter-mile down the trail, and a vehicle brought her from the area of the walking bridge to the parking lot. From there, a Redmond Fire ambulance took her to the hospital for further evaluation.

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