A hiker was transported across the Crooked River on a raft after being assisted off the Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock.
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A hiker was transported across the Crooked River on a raft after being assisted off the Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock. wphoto provided
Dorothy Jankowski, 56, of Wilton, Connecticut, took a fall on Misery Ridge and had to be assisted off the strenuous route.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 10:36 a.m. on August 1, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from a hiker on the Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park, that she had come across Jankowski, who had sustained a non-life-threatening injury and needed assistance getting down off of the trail.

Jankowski and her husband, Peter Jankowski, were on the Misery Ridge Trail, where it overlooks Monkey Face.

One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy and nine DCSO Search and Rescue volunteers responded to assist Jankowski. Redmond Fire Department personnel also responded and arrived first at Jankowski’s location at 11:24 a.m. DCSO SAR volunteers arrived at 11:52.  Jankowski was transported down the back side of the Misery Ridge Trail and then across the Crooked River via RFD raft.

Redmond Fire Department then transported Mrs. Jankowski to St. Charles Hospital in Redmond for further evaluation and treatment.