SISTERS, OR -- A Portland man was rescued from South Sister after he was injured while skiing, Saturday afternoon.
Air Link flew four Deschutes County Search and Rescue volunteers into the area; four others hiked from Devil’s Lake Trailhead.
They stabilized 32-year-old Nick Economou's leg injury and took him to the waiting helicopter. He was flown to St. Charles Bend.
The Sheriff's office says that, while skiing South Sister is inherently dangerous, the victim did several things right, including being prepared for the conditions and familiar with the area, and he was traveling with others who were able to call 911 when he got hurt.