Injured snowmobiler rescued from Elk Lake Resort


Search and Rescue used a snow ambulance to bring an injured snowmobiler out of the backcountry on Saturday.

The rider, a 44 year-old woman from Corvallis, was brought to Elk Lake Lodge where staff called Deschutes County Dispatch just before 1 p.m.

According to Deputy Shane Zook, the Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, a team of four SAR volunteers training near Mt Bachelor were dispatched to the resort.

The volunteers, which included two members of the SAR medical team, arrived at the resort at 1:40 p.m.

The team assessed the rider’s condition and kept her comfortable while a plans were made to transport her out. 

A second SAR team with the snow ambulance was dispatched around 1:15 p.m., they reached the resort at 3 p.m.

The rider along with a medical attendant were taken to Dutchman Flat Snow Park. Bend Fire and Rescue then took the woman to St. Charles in Bend for further treatment.


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