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SISTERS, OR -- A Portland man was rescued from South Sister, after he lost the trail while hiking down from the summit. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old James Esposito had little food and water, low-battery life on his phone and was dressed in only running shoes, shorts, t-shirt and a vest when he called 911 for help, Saturday afternoon.  

 

Deschutes County Search and Rescue was deployed to the area, and a Redmond man hiking in the area was able to relay more specific location information to deputies. However, due to the precarious nature of Esposito’s location on the west side of the mountain, rescuers couldn’t reach him until Sunday morning. 
 
AirLink assisted in getting the hiker and rescuers off the mountain. Esposito was shivering and battling hypothermia when he was rescued, but was otherwise uninjured. He was flown to St. Charles Bend for evaluation. 

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