Hiker Dies on Sisters-Area Trail | Bent
Search
Settings

Coverage for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians.

The Source Weekly has been here for you, keeping you in the know throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

We’ve delivered important updates and dispatches from a summer of racial unrest.

We’ve interviewed dozens of state and local political candidates to help you make an informed decision during election season.

And we’ve brought you 22 years of important news and feature reporting—along with all the events, happenings, food, drink and outdoors coverage you’ve come to know and love. We’re a newspaper for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians, and it is and always has been free for readers.

If you appreciate our coverage, we invite you to spread the love and to join our growing membership program, Source Insider.
Support Us Here

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hiker Dies on Sisters-Area Trail

A 69-year-old hiker collapsed and died on a hiking trail west of Sisters early Monday morning.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:13 AM

A 69-year-old hiker collapsed and died on a hiking trail west of Sisters early Monday morning.

Despite efforts to revive him, 69-year-old Robert Wayne Powell of Sisters died before he could be evacuated from the Pole Cat Trail about 15 miles west of Sisters.

Powell was hiking with a pair of younger companions, 19-year old Zander Albertson of Sisters and Parker Bennett, also 19, when he collapsed on the trail. The hiking partners called for medical attention, however would-be rescuers were delayed by the heavy timber in the area which prevented a Life Flight helicopter from landing in the vicinity. The party was eventually located about two miles from the Pole Cat trailhead by medical personnel traveling on foot. A short time later medics from the Sisters-Camp Sherman area consulted with emergency room personnel who advised the first responders to suspend resuscitation efforts.


Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

More by The Source Staff

Latest in Bent

© 2020 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation