Search and Rescue teams rescue two people in two days

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 2:03pm
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Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued two people in two days, according to base officials.

For the first rescue, early Tuesday evening of June 25, the SAR team was notified of a man with an ankle injury near Obstruction Point on the Olympic Peninsula.

The SAR crew arrived on the scene where the victim was with a medical crew from the National Park Service in the area of Badger Valley. The crew landed its aircraft in a clearing, picked up the injured hiker then transported him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

For the second rescue, on the morning of Wednesday, June 26, SAR was notified by Okanogan County Search and Rescue that a female hiker’s emergency beacon had been going off since the day before along the Pacific Coast Trail near Cutthroat Lake.

The crew searched until they found the hiker’s tent in a stand of trees 250 feet below the trail. The crew evaluated her injures then hoisted her on board and flew her to Boeing Field for further transport to a medical facility.

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