February 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Man stranded 4½ hours in creek after falling down 200-foot ravine
A man in his 50s fell 200 feet down a ravine in Bremerton and spent 4½ hours in the cold water of a creek before he was rescued, says Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue.
The man was walking with his dog along Redwing Trail Northwest sometime before 9 p.m. Thursday when he slipped and tumbled down the steep ravine, losing his glasses and shoes along the way.
He was unable to climb out and spent the next 4½ hours in the cold and dark.
It’s not clear how, but the man was found by his roommate who called 911.
Firefighters cleared a path and used ropes to reach the man who was described as sopping wet.
He was covered in a blanket, put in a rescue basket and hauled out of the ravine. He was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton where he was treated for hypothermia.
The rescue took 2½ hours, according to fire and rescue officials.
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