SAR rescues climber

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:41pm
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A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured climber on Forbidden Peak Thursday.

Before noon, the SAR team arrived on the scene at approximately 7,500 feet on Forbidden Peak in the Cascade Mountains.Two search and rescue crew members were lowered to the climber, who was wedged between a cliff and a sheet of ice and suffering multiple broken bones and a spinal injury. Because of the climber’s situation and extent of his injuries, the two crew members stayed on scene to prepare the climber for a hoist while the SAR helicopter returned to NAS Whidbey for refueling.

When the SAR crew returned, it hoisted the injured climber aboard the helicopter and delivered him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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