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Responds to Chelan County to Rescue Injured Climber
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16,
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Media line: 425-249-6263
Leavenworth, Wash. – On Sunday, SnoHawk 10 and the helicopter rescue team responded
to Chelan County to rescue an injured climber at Snow Creek Wall near Leavenworth.
A 23 year-old male from Lake Stevens fell approximately 50 feet down a climbing
wall and sustained a head injury. The male was unconscious at the base of the
wall with 5 other climbers. SnoHawk 10 responded and delivered a rescue
technician and flight medic to the area where the man was located. The rescuers
had to tie in to keep from falling due to the terrain. While on-scene a boulder
fell from above, fortunately missing the crew. The rescuers were able to
administer an IV to the injured man and hoist him out. He was airlifted to
Harborview Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.