June 6, 2015
A 46 year old Stevenson man was found over an embankment approximately 8 miles above Stevenson Friday afternoon. Matt L’Hommedieu had left on Thursday afternoon for a motorcycle ride and had not returned to his residence. A passerby, traveling north on the DNR 2000 road Friday afternoon saw a motorcycle over the bank. Upon returning a few hours later the motorcycle was still there. After stopping and looking further, the passerby spotted L’Hommedieu lying over the bank approximately 30 feet from the motorcycle.
Skamania County deputies responded along with Skamania County EMS and rope rescue teams. After initial response and stabilization, the Skamania County EMS ropes team was able to establish a raising system to bring L’Hommedieu up to the roadway.
L’Hommedieu was transported by ambulance to the Skamania County Fairgrounds and then by Life flight helicopter to Southwest Washington Medical center.
The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office learned that L’Hommedieu left home sometime in the afternoon on June 4th and the collision occurred sometime between 4pm and 5pm that afternoon. L’Hommedieu suffered significant injuries to the extent that he could not extract himself and he remained in the same location overnight until found the following day. The DNR 2000 road is a gravel road that runs between Stevenson and the upper Washougal area. It is a low traffic road this time of year.
The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this incident
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