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SAR Rescues Injured Climber from Index Town Wall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2018
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
INDEX, Wash. – On Saturday at approximately 10:45 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue responded to an injured climber at Index Town Wall. An adult climber had slipped and fallen approximately 20 feet and sustained a serious back injury. Fire District 26 arrived on scene first and made contact with the patient at the base of the wall. SnoHAWK10 arrived at the scene shortly after and lowered a rescue technician and flight medic to the patient. After stabilizing the patient, Fire personnel and the Helicopter Rescue Team were able to move the patient to a small clearing where SnoHAWK10 was able to extract the patient. SnoHAWK10 transported the patient directly to Providence Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.