SAR conducts rescue July 28

  • Friday, August 9, 2019 3:20pm
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A search-and-rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured female hiker on Mount Stuart Sunday, July 28.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., the SAR crew received a call to rescue the hiker who had suffered a compound leg fracture.

The SAR crew arrived at her location on Mount Stuart at an elevation of about 8,800 feet by about 7:40 p.m.

After inserting two crew-members on scene to prep the patient, the SAR crew hoisted the injured hiker and two crew-members aboard the helicopter by approximately 9:40 p.m.

The SAR crew transported the patient to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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