WENATCHEE (AP) — A hiker suffered a broken arm and hip injury in a fall Sunday while descending Mount Stuart in Chelan County.
The sheriff’s office says 46-year-old Joanne Fulford lost her footing in a snow field and slid into large rocks at the 8,700-foot level of the mountain.
County search and rescue coordinators asked for a helicopter through the state Emergency Management office. A helicopter from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station responded and hoisted her off the mountain by 6 p.m.
She was taken to a hospital in Everett where she was reported in stable condition.