TOKETEE, Ore. — A Medford woman was flown to the hospital with potentially serious injuries after falling about 100 feet. The woman fell while hiking near Toketee Falls on Thursday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO).
DCSO says that 911 dispatchers first received the call around 3:20 p.m., reporting that a woman had fallen while hiking near the falls.
Deputies learned that the victim, later identified as 40-year-old Laura Greenley, had gone outside of the safety fencing along the main trail and was trying to hike down a hillside toward the falls when she lost her footing and fell.
It was 7:00 p.m. before rescue crews from Douglas County Fire District #2 were able to bring Greenley back up to the trail. EMS crews then took her by ambulance to a waiting Lifeflight helicopter, which flew Greenley down to a Medford-area hospital for treatment.
A statement from DCSO did not comment on Greenley's condition.
Toketee Falls lies northwest of Crater Lake National Park in the Umpqua National Forest.