BEND, OR -- Two hikers were rescued from the Summit of South Sister after running out of water and realizing they were unprepared for the conditions.
A team of Deschutes County Search and Rescue volunteers responded after 22-year-old Dominique Tanton of Bend, and 21-year-old Caroline Chenoweth of Texas reported they were exhausted and physically unable to descend on their own, Wednesday afternoon. They said they felt physically ill from the heat and altitude and ran out of water halfway through their day hike.
The SAR team reached the women by 11 p.m. and guided them down the mountain; Returning to the Devil’s Trailhead at 6 a.m. Thursday.
The Sheriff's office reminds outdoor recreators to prepare accordingly for weather conditions, and include adequate food and water.