Injured hiker rescued at Benham Falls Trailhead


Deschutes County Search and Rescue helped a Florida man who had injured himself hiking Sunday near Benham Falls.

Philip Wolfkill, of Ocala, Fla., reported he had slipped on some ice near the edge of the river and was unable to walk.

The DCSO Search and Rescue K9 unit was training nearby and was able to arrive within 30 minutes of the call, along with one Sunriver Police Department officer.

Five other volunteers arrived on the scene and a Special Services Deputy provided the required rescue equipment.

They were able to load Wolfkill into a wheeled litter and take him down the trail to a Bend Fire Department ambulance.

Wolfkill was taken to St. Charles in Bend to be treated for his injury.


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