Police and search and rescue teams were busy over the weekend, particularly on Saturday.
A 3-year-old child was reported missing at 10 a.m. Saturday from a house on NE Rosemary Drive and found by a Bend Police officer at 10:25 a.m. in the garage, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Another 3-year-old child wandered away from a home in Deschutes River Woods south of Bend at 2:09 p.m. Saturday and an Oregon State Police trooper found the child walking by railroad tracks about a half mile away at 2:54 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.
Minutes later, at 2:57 p.m., a call came in regarding a man in Crane Prairie Reservoir about 200 yards from shore. The man had shot a goose and was trying to retrieve it by swimming out to it and began to struggle, according to the sheriff’s office. He was clinging to a tree and wasn’t able to swim back to shore. Three sheriff deputies, with the help of bystanders and a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer used two boats to rescue the man at 3:30 p.m. Steven Jones of Bend and Patrick Schatz, owner of the Crane Prairie Resort, used their boats to help rescuers. Paramedics with the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District took the man to St. Charles Bend so he could be treated for hypothermia.
At 3:39 p.m. Saturday a call came in reporting that an 81-year-old man had wandered from a home east of Bend and had been missing for 1½ hours, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies found the man, who was disoriented and confused, at 4:03 p.m., walking down a nearby road.
— Dylan J. Darling