Baker County man and hero dog seek donations following accident

Brandon Garrett and Blue
Posted at 5:08 PM, Jul 02, 2024

BAKER COUNTY, Oregon — 60-year-old Brandon Garrett of Halfway, Oregon found himself at the bottom of a ravine along US Forest Service Road 39 after driving over an embankment while driving to camp with his four dogs on Sunday, June 2.

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After the crash one of Garrett's dogs, Blue, took action and traveled 4 miles to the campsite to alert Garrett's party that something was wrong.

Garrett and his dogs were located safe near the site of the crash before he was life-flighted away from the scene. Garrett and the four dogs have been recuperating following the crash.

Following the incident, a donation fund has been set up through Umpqua Bank to support Garrett through medical expenses he's facing following the crash, including the life-flight that transported him to a Boise hospital.

Donated funds will also go towards the replacement of the work pickup totaled in the accident.

Those interested can donate to the Brandon Garrett & Dog Blue Accident Fund by phone at 866-486-7782 or through Zelle by sending donations to Tyree Garrett at 541-519-2631.