Horse Rider Rescued After Accident Near Elk Lake

A Creswell man had to be air lifted to the hospital Saturday after injuring himself while riding a horse near Elk Lake.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reported dispatch was notified at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday that a horse rider was injured on a trail near the Quinn Meadow Horse Camp, just off Century Drive between Devils Lake and Elk Lake. A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy and 15 members of Search and Rescue responded and found 57-year-old Robert Laroe about a mile down the trail from the horse camp.

He was treated at the scene for potentially life-threatening injuries and taken by a wheeled litter back to Quinn Meadow where Life Flight was waiting.

Officials with St. Charles said on Monday that Laroe had been treated and released.




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