PRINEVILLE, OR -- A 58-year-old man was rescued from a Crook County ravine, Sunday evening, after he was injured in a fall. A man contacted the Crook County Sheriff's Office just after 3:30 p.m., and reported his family was driving on Highway 26, when a tire came off the vehicle near milepost 32.
The group hitch-hiked to town to get help, while Dale Rhode searched for a better signal. When deputies arrived at the car, Rhode was nowhere to be found. Crook County Search and Rescue volunteers, Crook County Fire and Rescue, and Forest Service personnel joined deputies in searching for Rhode.
He was found about 3/4 of a mile from the highway, down a steep canyon. His leg was injured and deputies estimate it was about 102-degrees in the ravine. Rhode was extricated from the canyon and arrived at St. Charles Prineville just before 8 p.m.