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Sheriff's Office Responds to Two Backcountry Incidents


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

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office responded to two backcountry incidents this afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. a call came in to 911 that an adult female hiker had broken her leg in the Gothic Basin/Foggy Peak area (Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest).  SnoHAWK10 responded and airlifted the woman (age and hometown unknown) to Providence Regional Medical Center. Her injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

In a separate incident, a call came in to 911 just before 4 p.m. that a 24 year-old Woodinville man had jumped in the water near Eagle Falls (between Index and Baring) in the S Fork of the Skykomish River and had not resurfaced. The Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded. After an extended search of the area, the male was not located.  Operations were suspended for the night and will resume tomorrow morning.