NAS Whidbey SAR rescues skier on Baker

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 3:26pm
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A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured skier on the slopes of Mount Baker on May 13.

The SAR team responded to a call at approximately 2:15 p.m. of a 21-year-old male skier who broke his ankle near “Roman Wall” on the western side of Mount Baker at approximately 10,000 feet.

When the SAR helicopter arrived on scene they immediately spotted several skiers pointing out the injured skier. The injured skier was hoisted aboard the SAR helicopter and transported to Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham by approximately 4 p.m.

NAS Whidbey SAR has conducted 15 missions throughout Washington state this year.

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