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SAR and Volunteers Rescue Injured Hiker Yesterday


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

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – Yesterday, the Search and Rescue Unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue rescued a man in his 50's who had dislocated his ankle while hiking the Lime Kiln Trail.  More than 20 volunteers assisted SAR and Fire personnel in packaging the patient into a wheeled litter and packing him out to a logging road.  From there, the patient was transported to an aid car which took him to Providence Regional Medical Center.  The operation took about four hours and ended around 5 p.m. yesterday.