Browns Camp, Crash, Tillamook State Forest

Emergency crews mount two hour rescue for dirt bike rider seriously injured in the Tillamook State Forest

Photo from the scene: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue

BROWNS CAMP - A dirt bike rider crashed at Browns Camp on Monday afternoon, requiring an extensive rescue to extract the patient, who was eventually transported via air ambulance to a Portland-area hospital.

According to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue (FGF&R), emergency crews from Forest Grove and Banks Fire District 13 were dispatched to the general area of the popular off-road recreation area of Browns Camp — an area that is approximately 31 square miles, according to estimates from ATV websites — for an unknown medical emergency call.

Dispatchers were able to get a general idea of a location, and that someone needed help, but due to poor cell service in the Tillamook State Forest, the call dropped before more information could be obtained, according to a FGF&R press . . .

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