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July 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Injured Mount Rainier hiker rescued

A Canadian man injured during a climb on Mount Rainier was rescued by an Army helicopter crew Sunday evening.

Two rescuers in an Army Reserve Chinook helicopter were dropped in to help airlift the man after he fell at the 13,800-foot level on Emmons Glacier on the east side of Mount Rainier.

The National Park Service is reporting that the man, who was part of a nine-person climbing party, sustained multiple traumatic injuries in the fall.

The incident was reported at Camp Schurman (elevation 9,440 feet) near 4 p.m. by four members of the man’s group. Rescue operations were initiated, and by 9:10 the man was in the helicopter and on his way to Madigan Army Medical Center.

The National Park Service said 33 personnel were involved in the rescue attempt, including those from the U.S. Army Reserve 214th Air Division out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Northwest Helicopters out of Olympia.

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