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January 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Crews near Mount Si still cannot locate skydiver

The Associated Press Rescue crews spent their fourth straight day looking for a skydiver who vanished during a jump above Washington’s Cascade foothills, but found no sign of the Florida man by dusk. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says 100 searchers were out near 4,200-foot Mount Si east of Seattle early Sunday to find 29-year-old Kurt…

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January 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Crews to spend Sunday near Mount Si searching for skydiver

The Associated Press Rescue crews are spending their fourth straight day looking for a skydiver who vanished during a jump above Washington’s Cascade foothills. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says searchers were back out near 4,200-foot Mount Si east of Seattle at first light Sunday, hoping to find 29-year-old Kurt Ruppert of Lake City, Fla. Ruppert hasn’t…

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January 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Search resumes today for missing “wingsuit” skydiver near Mount Si

UPDATE 9:30 A.M.| About 50 search and rescue volunteers are combing the Mount Si area near North Bend this morning in search of a skydiver who went missing yesterday. The 29-year-old Florida man jumped from a two-seater, bubble-style, helicopter at 6,500 feet, says King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West. Dressed in what West calls a…

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March 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Mount Si trails and trailheads to reopen Friday

The Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. Access to the area was closed after a lightplane crashed in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area  on February 15. All three people in the plane were killed. According to the…

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February 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Mount Si, Little Si trailheads and trails still closed

Trailheads and trails to Mount Si and Little Si are still closed after a Feb. 15 plane crash. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced the continued closure in a news release Monday. Crews are still working to remove wreckage from the plane crash, which killed three. The plane’s removal has been hampered by snow…

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February 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mount Si trails closed over weekend for crash investigation

Mount Si hiking trails are closed through the three-day Presidents Day weekend for the investigation of Wednesday’s small plane crash that killed three people. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office says the crash killed Rob Marshall Hill, 30, Seth Dawson, 31, and Elizabeth Redling, 29. Hill was the pilot and a flight instructor at AcuWings, a Renton flying school,…

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February 15, 2012 at 5:51 AM

UPDATE: 3 dead in plane crash near Mount Si at North Bend

There is not points to locate on the map NORTH BEND – Three people have been confirmed killed after a small airplane crashed near North Bend this morning. King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said that the bodies of two males and a female were found in the wreckage of a Cessna 172. Rescuers said one…

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