RESCUE AT TOKETEE FALLS SUNDAY
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office
TOKETEE, Ore. - On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 2:30 pm, 911 dispatchers received a report of a 17 year-old male who had fallen 100' from Toketee Falls.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the area and determined a 17 year-old Redmond, Oregon man had crossed over the safety railing and had fallen approximately 10 feet, then sliding approximately 20 feet before stopping. The male suffered only minor injuries. Rescue crews were able to safely assist him back to the trail where he walked back to the parking lot on his own.
The male was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Douglas County Search and Rescue, Douglas County Fire District #2, REACH Air Ambulance, Bay Cities Ambulance and Oregon State Police.
The Sheriff's Office urges individuals to stay within the safety railings when hiking into the falls. Crossing the railings has previously resulted in serious injuries and deaths.