DCSO SAR help injured Salem rider near North Barr OHV area


A man who crashed his motorcycle Saturday near the North Barr OHV area was helped to safety by Deschutes County Search and Rescue.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said they received a 911 call around 2:41 p.m. from a man who said his friend was injured and needed help getting him back out to a road.

One DCSO deputy and six SAR volunteers responded to help with 4×4 pickups and ATVs.

A U.S. forest service officer and a BLM ranger were first to respond to the scene, they were able to provide immediate care for 28-year-old Matt Miller of Salem.

Dep. Shane Zook said at 4:21 p.m. the SAR volunteers arrived on the scene to help with Miller’s injuries and help him into a SAR 4×4 pickup.

Miller was taken out to an ambulance that was waiting with the Sisters/Camp Sherman Fire Department.

He declined to take the ambulance and left with his friends to seek further medical treatment.

DCSO would like to thank the USFS, BLM, and Sisters / Camp Sherman Fire for their assistance in this rescue.


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