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Injured Hiker Located and Transported to Providence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 21, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

Glacier Peak Wilderness, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue have located an injured 17 year-old female and transported her to the hospital.  At around 6:30 p.m., search and rescue were notified that a personal locator beacon was activated near the White Chuck Glacier, south of Glacier Peak.  Hikers with the girl reported that she fell and sustained a spinal injury.  SnoHAWK10 located the group around 7 p.m., hoisted her and transported her to Providence Regional Medical Center around 9 p.m.