Rescue teams responded to Blue Pool again
July 13, 2023 | View PDF
TAMOLITCH FALLS: A request for help over the Independence Day weekend drew a multi-agency response to the Blue Pool on the upper McKenzie River. The 911 call on July 2nd reported a subject who jumped off the main rock into the water had broken his legs. The subject was out of the water, on the shore.
The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in North Bend responded. Officials said ground crews worked tirelessly to get the injured individual to a suitable hoisting location, where the aircrew performed a litter pick-up of the patient along with a double lift of the assisting swimmer and paramedic. Other agencies involved in the challenging retrieval included the Lane County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Linn County Search and Rescue, Sweet Home and Upper Mckenzie Rural Fire districts, and the U.S. Coast Guard.