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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

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 Wallowa Mountains. Forty-year-old Bruno Bachinger of Snohomish,…

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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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September 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Boater dies, 2 rescued when boat overturns on Washington coast

One boater is dead and two others were rescued today when their boat overturned near Ledbetter Point at the entrance to Willapa Bay. A family member called the Coast Guard Tuesday evening to say the boaters, who set out from Tokeland to fish, were overdue, according to the Coast Guard. The boaters, who were in a…

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July 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Seattle firefighters rescue man from park ravine

The Associated Press The Seattle Fire Department technical team has rescued a man who fell about 60 feet down a ravine at Carkeek Park. Spokesman Kyle Moore says the 48-year-old man said he had been at the bottom all night. He was complaining of leg pain when firefighters got to the scene around 11 a.m. Thursday. Moore says…

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