TERREBONNE, OR -- A Bend man was rescued at Smith Rock State Park, Saturday evening, after the 30-year-old was injured in a fall while looking for a short-cut. Samuel Bedell fell about 35 feet below the rim in the North Point area of the park. Redmond Fire and Deschutes County Search and Rescue crews used a rope system to bring him up.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Bedell was part of a group that was trying to save time getting back to the parking lot. They had crossed the river, and were looking for a ladder to climb to the top of the cliff when Bedell fell.
He was taken to St. Charles with non-life threatening injuries.