TERREBONNE, OR -- Deschutes and Jefferson County deputies are searching for a Redmond woman who may have jumped from the bridge at the Peter Skene Ogden State Park. Investigators say 60-year-old Joellen Trenhaile told a friend Monday morning that she was suicidal. They found her car parked at the Terrebonne viewpoint, and her cell phone was discovered near the footbridge. Aerial searches were conducted by plane and drone to assist in the ground search, Monday.
On Tuesday, searchers were lowered 300-feet from the bridge, to search the gorge. The used sounding poles and kayaks to check the water, while ground crews looked along the banks and surrounding area. Due to the potential risk to personnel, future efforts will be done by air and from the canyon edge.
Trenhaile is a white female, 5'6" tall, about 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a grey zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans and hiking boots. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.