SISTERS, OR -- A 24-year-old Portland man was rescued from South Sister, Monday, after he was found incoherent and crawling along a trail. Jhonzell Burton reportedly had been attempting to summit the peak with friends when he began to suffer from an unknown medical problem. Deschutes County 911 received the call for help at about 12:40 p.m.
AirLink flew Deschutes County Search and Rescue volunteers to Burton’s location at about 8,600' elevation, while another team hiked in with a wheeled litter. At about 3:30 p.m., they helped him to a landing zone where AirLink picked up Burton and flew him to St. Charles Bend. His hiking companions returned down the trail with the SAR volunteers.