Albany skier rescued from Deschutes County snow park

An Albany cross country skier was rescued from the Virginia Meissner Sno Park area because of an unknown medical issue.

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 2:13 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 1:03 PM

DESCHUTES COUNTY, Ore. -- An Albany cross country skier was rescued from the Virginia Meissner Sno Park area after he could no longer ski because of an unknown medical issue. 

Chris Fox was rescued after one Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputy and six Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers responded to multiple 911 calls regarding Fox. 

The six volunteers traveled as close to Fox's location as they could via snowmobile and then transitioned to snowshoes to reach Fox due to trail conditions.

Fox was then tended to by members of the Search and Rescue medical team for a potentially serious condition and transported back to the Virginia Meissner parking lot in by a snow ambulance, which is a heated and enclosed snowmobile trailer designed for patient transport.

Fox was then transferred to the Bend Fire Department who then transported him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.  A United States Forest Service Officer also assisted DCSO SAR on the incident.

The Virginia Meissner Sno Park is west of Bend, between Bend and Mount Bachelor. 

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