October 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Hikers, dog rescued after 2 hours stranded in Seattle’s Discovery Park
Two hikers and their small dog spent nearly two hours stranded on a 120-foot cliff in Discovery Park in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood Friday night before being rescued, according to a Seattle Fire Department news release.
The couple had hiked down to the beach and were walking in the sand when the tide came in, forcing them up a steep, muddy trail, where they waited for the tide to go back out. Unfortunately for them, the sun set first, and they couldn’t find their way back down, the release said.
Around 7 p.m., a technical-rescue team from Magnolia Engine Company 41 arrived, lowering rope lines from above to the hikers, while the Chief Seattle Fire Boat pulled in below them and King County Sheriff’s Guardian One responded by air, the release said.
A Seattle police officer hiked up from the fireboat and was able to reach the stranded hikers and lead them down. Medics examined them and determined they were uninjured.
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