Timberline Trail runner needed SAR assistance 8/22

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Timberline Trail runner needed SAR assistance 8/22

Post by Chip Down » August 25th, 2020, 11:26 am

Full story available at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/2020-0 ... ngSAR.html

Following is my summary/excerpt:

About 33 miles into the 40-mile run [CCW from Timberline Lodge], the subject reportedly became dizzy and felt sick, and her lips began turning blue.

Fortunately, she had a running partner with her who was able climb to a point where she had cell-phone reception to call for help [slightly before 11pm 8/22].

The SAR coordinators used the caller's GPS coordinates to determine that she and the subject were likely located above Ramona Falls and below Paradise Park.

Members of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office SAR Trail Running Team started from Timberline Lodge toward the likely location of the subjects. Meanwhile, members of CCSO SAR's ground team deployed to Ramona Falls, hiking up from there.

Subject was located about 7 miles from Timberline Lodge, at about 4,200' elevation. She was being kept warm by some campers in the area. Temperatures had dipped into the 40s overnight at that location.

Rescue teams administered fluids, and subject began to recover.

Subject was able to cross two rivers and hike out with rescuers, making it back to Timberline Lodge shortly before 8 a.m. on Sunday morning (Aug. 23).

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Re: Timberline Trail runner needed SAR assistance 8/22

Post by Bosterson » August 25th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Searchers had just come off another all-day SAR on Saturday. Because of these back-to-back missions, some rescuers found themselves ending a 26-hour day at the close of [this] rescue mission.
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