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Hikers Rescued in Two Separate Search and Rescue Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 6, 2014

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
shari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

Teams from the Snohomish County Search and Rescue unit have rescued injured hikers in two separate incidents in the last 24 hours.  

The first involved a rescue of a woman in her 20’s with an injured foot near Lake 22.  The call came in around 7 p.m. on August 5 that she was unable to hike out on her own due the nature of her injuries.  A team of 30 volunteers from Search and Rescue located the victim, placed her in a litter and carried her out around 11 p.m. Her injuries were not believed to be serious.

The second incident occurred near Lake Janus along the Pacific Crest Trail when a male hiker reported that he had broken his ankle.  The Helicopter Rescue Team was notified and SnoHAWK10, the Sheriff’s Office helicopter, was launched around 10:30 a.m. on August 6.  The victim was hoisted from the area around noon and flown to Gold Bar where he was met by medics from Fire District 26.  

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