SAR rescues hiker from Mount Baker

  • Friday, June 5, 2020 4:20pm
  • News

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 28-year-old hiker with a compound arm fracture Wednesday at the Twin Sisters, southwest of Mount Baker.

At about 5 p.m. the SAR crew received the notification request to rescue the woman near the North Twin at approximately 5,000 feet.

When the crew arrived on scene at about 6 p.m., a Department of Homeland Security helicopter was also searching for the hiker. After a 10-minute coordinated search, the SAR crew found the injured hiker and a companion.

Despite clouds that occasionally obscured the hiker’s location, the SAR crew was able to rappel two crew members in to hoist aboard the injured hiker aboard and transport her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

More in News

Langley officials determine E. coli case isolated

The city of Langley detected E. coli bacteria Tuesday at a residential… Continue reading

Ferry reportedly hits, possibly kills humpback near Mukilteo

The crew was unaware of a collision. Washington State Ferries and NOAA are reviewing photos and videos.

Fundraiser moves online due to COVID-19

The annual cooking fundraiser for the Coupeville Farm to School Program is… Continue reading

15-year-old boy arrested in alleged wrench assault

A 15-year-old boy who brought a wrench to a fistfight is facing… Continue reading

Man sought on $75K warrant after skipping court

An Anacortes man is wanted on a $75,000 arrest warrant after failing… Continue reading

Clinton man accused of having images of child rape

A Clinton resident is accused of possessing images of children as young… Continue reading

Man who appeared in reality show accused of robbing bank

A former South Whidbey resident whose family was featured in the reality… Continue reading

Makeup bag heist uncovered | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 18 At 10:04 a.m., a caller on Alliance Avenue reported… Continue reading

List of North Whidbey CARES recipients released July 10 | Corrected

Right about now, the Oak Harbor CARES Act grant selection committee should… Continue reading

Most Read