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SAR and Volunteers Rescue Injured Hiker from Mt. Vesper




CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263


GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – On Sunday, the Search and Rescue Unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue rescued an adult male from Mt. Vesper. The man slipped down a gully approximately 20-30 feet and sustained a head and back injury. His partner hiked out to the Sunrise Mine Trailhead and drove several miles to the Verlot Visitor Center to call 911 around 2 p.m. SnoHawk 10 responded and delivered a rescue technician and flight medic to the ground where the man was located and hoisted him out. He was transported to Taylor’s Landing and taken by aid car to the hospital where he was treated for multiple back fractures.


One deputy pilot, 1 volunteer pilot, 1 volunteer rescue technician, 1 volunteer flight medic and 1 volunteer crew chief, as well as, 1 SAR sergeant and 1 USFS law enforcement officer responded.

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