Crews Rescue Injured Hiker at Smith Rock State Park

A 56-year-old Connecticut woman needed to be rescued Thursday from the Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park after falling and injuring herself while hiking.

Another hiker called dispatch at 10:39 a.m. to report Dorothy Jankowski of Wilton, Conn., had suffered non life-threatening injuries and needed help getting back down the trail. Jankowski and her husband, Peter, were on the trail where it overlooks Monkey Face according to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bryan Husband.

Redmond Fire Department personnel were the first to arrive at the scene at 11:24 a.m. One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and nine DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers also responded to help. She was stabilized and loaded on to a wheeled litter for the trek down the back side of Misery Ridge and across the Crooked River. She was then taken to St. Charles in Redmond for treatment.


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