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September 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Tuesday Memo: How hiker got out alive … Climber killed … Seahawks fan says thanks

A Seahawks fan, his mom and some help when it was needed: Now here’s a rave from our Rant & Rave column that we like: Grateful Seahawks fan thanks stranger Safe and sound now. Getting lost is no fun: The man who got lost but eventually was able to walk out after spending four…

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September 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Search intensifies for overdue hiker in Olympics

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A helicopter and tracking dogs have been added to the search efforts for a hiker overdue in Olympic National Park. Authorities say 64-year-old Kelly Hall is three days overdue from his planned six-day, 39 mile hike in the northeast corner of the park. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes says a helicopter will join…

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September 6, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Bainbridge Island hiker overdue from Olympic National Park

The Associated Press OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers are looking for a 64-year-old Bainbridge Island man who is two days overdue from a long hike in Olympic National Park. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said Saturday that Kelly Hall was scheduled to meet family Thursday at the end of a six-day, 39-mile trek in the northeast corner of…

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September 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Injured hiker rescued near Mount Pugh

Update at 10:02 p.m.: The weather cleared and the helicopter was able to hoist the injured hiker, the sheriff’s office said. He is being taken to a hospital. Update at 9 p.m.: A helicopter team was unable to rescue the hiker because of weather. He will likely be carried out by rescuers on the ground, the…

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September 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Hiker injured near Spada Lake dies

A 56-year-old man injured Sunday while hiking near Spada Lake near Sultan died overnight from his injuries before rescue teams could reach him, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The hiker injured his head after the fall, according to the sheriff’s office, which dispatched search-and-rescue units. The hiker was found Sunday about eight miles northeast of…

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July 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Hiker, 64, missing on Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail

Search crews continue to comb the Wonderland Trail on Mount Rainier for a hiker who was reported missing early Sunday morning. Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma, and his son planned a day hike on the 19-mile trail with each hiking the trail from opposite ends and crossing paths in the middle. Birch began his hike at Box Canyon and…

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June 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Hiker, rescue volunteer die at Pilchuck Falls

A hiker and a man who attempted to rescue the hiker fell to their deaths at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit County on Saturday, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. At about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies from Skagit and Snohomish counties, along with Skagit County search and rescue personnel, were called to the scene near Lake Cavanaugh with…

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June 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

UPDATE: Rainier hiker Karen Sykes died from hypothermia

UPDATE, 4:52 p.m. | Karen Sykes died of hypothermia with the secondary cause of heart disease, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said this afternoon. Her death was determined to be an accident. ORIGINAL POST | PHUONG LE The Associated Press The hiker whose body was found in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was…

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June 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Body found on Phoenix mountain tentatively ID’d

PHOENIX (AP) — Police tentatively identified  a body found near the top of a Phoenix mountain  as a 23-year-old Seattle man who went missing after going on a weekend hike. Police Sgt. Trent Crump says the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm whether the body recovered from Echo Canyon late Tuesday is that of missing…

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