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Rescued from Helicopter Crash Scene
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
Wash. – The pilot of a helicopter was injured after it crashed today near
Larch Lake north of SR 530 in Skagit County.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about the
crash around 11:45 a.m. The pilot was rescued from the crash site by crew
onboard SnoHAWK 10, the Sheriff’s
Office helicopter, and flown to a local hospital. The extent of the pilot’s injuries is unknown.
No one else was believed to be in the aircraft.
The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office will handle the
investigation in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration.