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Hiker collapses, dies on trail in central Oregon

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SISTERS, OR (AP) -

A Deschutes County sheriff's deputy says a 69-year-old Sisters man hiking on a central Oregon trail collapsed and died despite efforts to revive and rescue him.

Lt. Scott Shelton said dispatchers received a call for help shortly after 7 a.m. Monday from hikers who said Robert Wayne Powell had collapsed and was not breathing. The other two hikers, both 19 years old, began CPR.

An air ambulance was unable to land nearby because of heavy timber.

Shelton said lifesaving efforts continued until medics arrived at about 8:30 a.m. CPR was discontinued after they consulted with emergency medical staff at a Bend hospital.

The three hikers were on the Pole Creek Trail, which is accessed using Forest Service Road 15 just west of Sisters. The trailhead is about 10 miles from Highway 242.

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