DCSO SAR team carries out injured mountain biker on Swede Ridge Loop


Deschutes County Search and Rescue helped a Washington woman to safety Tuesday after she was injured mountain biking west of Bend.

Dispatch received the report just after noon, that someone was injured on the Swede Ridge Loop near the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park.

A dozen SAR volunteers and one deputy headed out to the area to help.

When the group arrived, they found 41-year-old Amy Heideker of Anacortes, Wash. in need of help.

She was evaluated by the SAR medical team, loaded into a wheeled litter and carried out to a Forest Service road where SAR vehicles were parked.

Heideker was given a ride back to her car and she planned to seek treatment on her own.



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