Climbers rescued after being stranded on rock face of Three Fingered Jack
SISTERS, Ore. – Search crews from Linn County rescued two hikers Sunday night after they ended up stranded on Three Fingered Jack in the Willamette National Forest.
The siblings, 21 year-old Mikayla Duvenik and 25 year-old Charles "Justin" Duvenik, are both experienced climbers.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said the Duvenik’s were summiting Three Fingered Jack when the fog rolled in and they ended up getting stuck on a rock face, with no way to get down.
The brother and sister managed to get cell service and call deputies with their location. Rescue teams found their flashlight beams about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, and managed to get to their location about two hours later.
The rescue team worked with the Oregon Army National Guard to air lift Mikayla off the mountain because she injured her shoulder during the climb.
She was evaluated by medical staff on the helicopter.
The team is hiking back from the location with Justin and they should be back sometime Monday.
The Linn County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Eugene Mountain Rescue, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and the Oregon Army National Guard, Sister Fire Department and Deschutes County Mounted Posse for their assistance in rescuing Mikayla Duvenik and her brother, Justin Duvenik.