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6/25/2008 7:16:00 AM
Doug Sokol dies in fall

Doug Sokol, 56, of Sisters died Tuesday in a fall from a ridge in the forest south of Sisters.

According to Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reports, deputies initiated an investigation attempting to locate Sokol on Monday evening after he had been reported missing. Deputies and family members attempted to locate him throughout the night with no success.

During the morning hours of June 24, members of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue began an aerial search in the Three Creeks Road area south of Sisters attempting to locate Sokol's vehicle.

At approximately 11 a.m. his vehicle was located on Forest Service Road 442, approximately five miles south of Sisters, west of Three Creeks Road.

Patrol deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle. Detectives along with approximately 25 members of Search and Rescue responded to the scene. Search and Rescue ground searchers with detectives ultimately located Sokol's body at the base of an approximately 80- to 100-foot-high-ridge.

Search and Rescue members completed a very difficult recovery of the deceased victim and transported him to the trail head.

Sokol was the developer of Pine Meadow Village in Sisters. He was also active in the local music community. He and his wife Rebecca recently created a music venue at The Barn at Pine Meadow Ranch, which drew local, regional and nationally-touring acts.

Sokol's family are longtime residents of Sisters.

Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2008
Article comment by: Denise Chisholm

I am envious of all of you that had the chance to know Doug for so long. I feel cheated that our friendship was cut short so abruptly and will not have the chance to grow. I know that I have been blessed to have been able to cross paths with such a brilliant and kind soul, and consider myself very fortunate for the time that I did know him. Doug was the best of the very best. Truly a genuine man, and a pure heart. Doug will be sorely missed and all of us are very lucky to have just been in his presence. I will miss our conversations. I will miss his sense of humor. I will miss his ponytail. I will miss my friend...I already do.

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2008
Article comment by: Taylor Sokol

Doug was a brother, a friend, a husband, a father, you'll be missed Doug. " The great sweetener of human life is friendship, It is a secret which but few discover"- Joseph Addison

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Article comment by: Slade Sokol

He was my brother, I will miss him.

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