Injured Climber Rescued after fall

Date: 11/14/2011

Injured Climber Rescued  after fall
Injured Climber Rescued after fall
Marsupial Rock climbing area at the Wombat formation Near Smith Rocks State Park , 11/14/2011 1:00 PM
BY: Deputy Rhett Hemphill

Rescued: Seeman, Aaron
32 year old male
Bend Oregon

Climber : Paden, Natalie
24 year old female
Bend , Oregon

On 11/14/2011 at about 1:00 PM, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue were dispatched to a report of a injured climber on the Wombat formation of the Marsupial Rocks near Smith Rocks State park.

Seeman had been climbing with his climbing partner Paden on a multi pitch climbing route on the Wombat formation when he fell approximately 25 feet landing on ledge approximately 200 feet off the ground. When Seeman fell he sustained serious injuries and could not move on his own. Paden was able to contact some other climbers nearby who called 911.
19 Deschutes county Sheriff’s office Search and Rescue members responded to the location and started hiking and climbing to Seeman’s location. 5 Sheriff’s Office Mountain Rescue members climbed approximately 200 feet to Seemans location . Seeman was treated by Search and Rescue Medics and put into a rescue litter. Seeman was then lowered to the ground and then lowered approximatelt 1000 feet down a 45 degree slope to a waiting Redmond Fire truck on Burma road. The total rescue operation took approximately 6 hours . Seeman was transported to ST. Charles Hospital in Redmond with serious non life threatening injuries.

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