SAR rescues hiker from Mount Baker

  • Friday, June 5, 2020 4:20pm
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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.

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