Woman rescued after falling down steep bank


October 4, 2023

Chris Chapman

Linn County Sheriff's Office assisting with their drone.

At the 3 p.m. hour on Sunday, Oct. 1, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Linn County Sheriff's Office personnel rescued a hiker who fell down a steep bank below Green Peter Dam on the south side.

The woman was in her 40s, according to SHFAD Chief Nick Tyler, but neither SHFD or LCSO gave the woman's name.

She was hiking with a friend when the friend dropped her backpack down a bank. She went to retrieve her friend's backpack, but fell down the slope further. Her efforts to get back up the bank resulted in her slipping further down, according to Tyler.

"Our crews rappelled down to he...

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