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Las Vegas Man Rescued From Pacific Crest Trail After Suffering a Seizure

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(DETROIT) - On Tuesday, at about 4:00 PM, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a group of hikers in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness area that one of their party, 29-year-old Ricardo Rosenbusch, had experienced a seizure and was unconscious.

Sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Rau says the hikers were about four miles up from the Breitenbusch trailhead on the Pacific Coast Trail at the time.

Two members of the group, 21-year-old Daniel Harmon and 18-year-old Joseph Harmon, both of West Linn, hiked out back to their car at the trailhead and drove to Detroit to call for help.

It was not until after dark that members of the Marion County Search and Rescue teams were able to begin their ascent to where Rosenbusch was.

Fourteen members of the teams hiked in and three members of the Sheriff’s Posse rode in on horseback.

Once the teams located Rosenbusch and his party they placed him on one of the horses to transport him out, Rau said.

While descending the trail, he had another seizure, forcing the teams to stop to stabilize him.

Reach 8 Air Medical Services out of Corvallis was called at about 2:30 AM.

At about 3:15 AM the helicopter crew located the group and was able to land and extract Rosenbusch.

He was transported to Bend Hospital where he is currently being treated.

It does not appear that he sustained any injuries as a result of his seizure, Rau added.

The remainder of the party and the search and rescue crews were able to hike out safely.

Other members of the party included 63-year-old Ricardo Rosenbusch, 63-year-old Marcia Rosenbusch, both of Iowa, 59-year-old David Harmon and 55-year-old Judith Citterman, both of West Linn.


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