Jim Fisher of Sisters was located safe at approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, in the Sisters area after authorities put out a bulletin that he had gone missing.

Fisher, age 89, was believed to have left his residence on North Songbird Street on foot, sometime after 10 p.m. on November 15. Local people and authorities raised concerns due to his age and the fact that Fisher is known to have hearing loss and memory issues.

Fisher contacted a resident in the 16000 block of Perit Huntington Road in Sisters and sought shelter from the temperatures. The resident immediately contacted Deschutes County 911. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded and verified that the subject was Fisher and he was transported by EMS to the hospital for evaluation.

Fisher is well-known in Sisters. His career was with the Oregon Department of Forestry, and he served for several years in the 1990s as manager of the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a freelance writer for The

Nugget.