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SCSO Search and Rescue Activity June 30 / July 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2013
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) responded to many calls over the past 48 hours. Following is a synopsis of four of those events:
On June 30 around 8:30 PM, a call came in to 911 that a woman had fallen and inured herself on the Lake 22 Trail (near Granite Falls). The SCVSAR team located the victim and helped her down to the trail to an aid car at the trail head. The victim’s age, city of residence, and extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.
Around 10 PM on June 30, a call came into 911 from a concerned family member that her two sons had not returned from rock climbing up at Glacier Peak. The two men walked out late in the night, uninjured and safe, and no rescue was needed.
At that same time (10 PM on June 30), a 53 year-old woman lost her way back to the trail head after summiting Mt. Pilchuck. She hesitated to call 911 because she was concerned she would be charged a fee for rescue*. The Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew were able to locate the victim using night vision goggles. SCVSAR walked her out after daylight.
Friends of two men called 911 around 10 PM to report that they were missing after they were going to summit Mt. Pilchuck earlier in the day. The search teams have located the two 24 year-old men, but they have not yet left the backcountry. More details on this incident will be released when they become available.
*Snohomish County Search and Rescue never charges victims for assistance. Snohomish Country Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) is a volunteer, 501c(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers from around Snohomish County and primarily funded through private donations.