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September 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM

2 clinging to boat rescued near Westport

GRAYS HARBOR  (AP) — Coast Guard crews have rescued two boaters and a dog who were found clinging to their overturned vessel in the water near Westport Saturday. A crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion spotted the three while on routine patrol of the waters. They launched a small boat to rescue the 52-year-old man,…

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September 8, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Injured hiker rescued in Chelan County

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…

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September 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters at Willapa Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard used an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Saturday night to rescue two boaters near Willapa Bay who were stuck in the mud trying to walk their 12-foot aluminum skiff to shore. The Coast Guard crew, stationed at Astoria, Ore., were called in to help free a 67-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman who left their…

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May 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Crews rescue injured climber near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — Crews have rescued a 23-year-old Lynnwood man who fell while climbing west of Leavenworth. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says Jacob Smith was hoisted out of the Icicle Creek area early Sunday. A second aircraft was sent from Spokane to get him, after a Navy helicopter from Whidbey Island was pushed back by…

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April 28, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Injured skier rescued from Snoqualmie Pass

The Associated Press The skier injured in an avalanche Sunday near Snoqualmie Pass has been carried out and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Rescuers had to hike in and rescue the skier by ground overnight, because weather prevented a helicopter rescue. The skier reportedly suffered two broken legs in the backcountry near Alpental.

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February 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Skiers killed in Oregon avalanche ID’d; survivors offer thanks

  Avalanche victim Jake Merrill (Courtesy of Backcountry Essentials) UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. | PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two backcountry skiers injured in a deadly Eastern Oregon avalanche are in satisfactory condition, and have released statements thanking rescuers. Authorities say 60-year-old Susan Polizzi of Wenatchee suffered two broken legs and a broken arm during Tuesday’s avalanche in the…

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January 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Surfer rescued near Grays Harbor

WESTPORT (AP) — The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew rescued an injured surfer from the south jetty at the entrance of Grays Harbor Saturday afternoon. The surfer suffered multiple fractures and other injuries while surfing near the jetty. A fellow surfer ran to shore to call for help with other surfers helped the man onto…

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October 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

UPDATE: Ground search for hikers halted; ‘extensive air search’ tomorrow

UPDATE: 7:53 p.m. | The ground searches for a 31-year-old man missing in the Big Lava Beds area of Gifford Pinchot National Forest and a 23-year-old woman who has been hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail have been suspended, according to a news release from Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. Kristopher Zitzewitz, was looking for caves with…

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December 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Woman, 83, rescued after falling into well

The Associated Press WATERVILLE,  Douglas  County — An 83-year-old woman fell into a backyard well on Christmas Eve, but was quickly rescued and is in satisfactory condiction at a Wenatchee hospital. Ernestine Eggers plunged into the well which is near her family carport in Waterville and spent about 20 minutes in cold water before she was rescued,…

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