BEND, Ore. (AP) — A central Oregon search and rescue coordinator says a 35-year-old Bend man who fell about 30 feet onto rocks near the Deschutes River in the Dillon Falls area has been rescued and flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Deschutes County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Husband says Chris Brinegar apparently lost his balance and fell from a very steep overlook on Tuesday.
Husband says the man had been in the area with a friend, had walked a short distance off trail and stepped onto rocks right next to the overlook.
Rescuers secured him in a basket and raised the basket with ropes. Husband says the injured man was then moved on a wheeled stretcher to an area near the Dillon Falls boat ramp for air transport. He was taken to St. Charles Hospital in Bend.
More than 30 rescuers responded.