An injured hiker was rescued near the Pole Creek Trailhead roughly 12 miles southwest of Sisters Sunday afternoon.
Deschutes County Dispatch received word at around 2:30 p.m. of a man who fell and hurt himself on the trail, and was unable to walk.
Ten Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers hiked to 62-year-old Steve Rex of McMinnville, using coordinates from the caller’s phone to find the location 3.5 miles away from the trailhead.
The team evaluated his condition, loaded him into a wheeled litter, and carried him back down the trail.
Rex chose to seek out medical help on his own and did not want an ambulance.