A Bend woman who fainted while hiking the Dry Canyon Trail was assisted Wednesday by Deschutes County Search & Rescue.
Dispatchers received a call at 4:18 p.m. from Paul Petersen, reporting that his wife, Mary Bryan, 60, had fainted while hiking with him on the trail about 19 miles east of Bend and was unable to stand.
Six volunteers from Deschutes County Search & Rescue, two deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, two Bend Fire Department paramedics and a Forest Service law enforcement officer were sent to the scene. The paramedics located Bryan about 3⁄4 mile from the trailhead and began treating her.
When other emergency responders arrived, Bryan was secured to a backboard and towed behind an ATV to the trailhead.
Bryan was taken to St. Charles Bend by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
— From staff reports