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July 31, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Ill teen rescued by helicopter on hike near White Pass

The Associated Press YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a 16-year-old girl on a church group hike near White Pass fell ill Wednesday and had to be rescued by helicopter. The sheriff’s office says she was hoisted aboard a King County helicopter and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her parents were notified…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting … Holocaust gun comment … Dramatic rescue

Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing. Gun debate: A gun lobbyist reportedly made inflammatory remarks referencing the Holocaust, which the Jewish Federation of Seattle says…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Hiker hoisted to safety after fall near Shelton

SHELTON (AP) — A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state’s highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday. A team from several Mason County agencies found the 25-year-old Bremerton man under High Steel Bridge, about 20 miles northwest of Shelton. Mason County sheriff’s detective William Adam says the man…

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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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May 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Dog rescued from Kennewick ravine

The Tri-City Herald Two emergency responders using ropes and harnesses were lowered into a ravine to rescue a dog south of Kennewick. Firefighters from Benton Fire District 1 and the Kennewick Fire Department were called out early Saturday to help the dog from a washed out area behind the Zintel Canyon Dam, said Capt. Devin Helland with…

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March 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Man on capsized boat rescued near Vashon Island

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailing skiff capsized near Vashon Island Saturday morning. The man, reportedly wearing a wet suit and a lifejacket, was taken to Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal where he was met by medics. There were no reports of injuries. “His preparedness may have been the difference between a successful rescue and an unsuccessful rescue,” said a Coast…

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March 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Darrington volunteers join ‘aggressive rescue effort’

DARRINGTON – Police threatened to arrest Forrest Thompson, 18, on Sunday after he and a group of friends repeatedly disobeyed orders to stay away from the Oso mudslide site. But this morning, under new standing orders for search-and-rescue volunteers desperate to find loved ones, people like Thompson and his group were allowed to go back to the site…

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