Bend, Ore. – Deschutes County Search and Rescue crews responded yesterday afternoon to the Green Lakes Trail, about 30 miles west of Bend, to help a hiker from Tigard.
County 911 dispatchers got a call around 3 p.m. from Jessica Sheets, reporting that her hiking partner, 24 year old Daniel Horn of Tigard, had become ill and needed medical assistance. Sheets said the two had been hiking for two days and had covered about 20 miles the previous day.
A team of 13 Search and Rescue volunteers hiked in nearly 5 miles from the Pole Creek trail head bringing medical supplies and a light weight metal liter with a single wheel and tire mounted to the bottom. Horn and Sheets were reached by the SAR team at about 6:10 p.m. Horn was evaluated by SAR medical staff and treated on scene.
He was then secured in the wheeled liter and transported back out to the Pole Creek Trail head where he was turned over to Medics from Sisters Fire and Rescue.
Horn was transported by Sisters Fire to St. Charles in Bend for additional observation and treatment.
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