LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - A Snohomish County helicopter rescue team successfully airlifted an injured climber from Mt. Stuart on July 6.
The incident, recorded by a Snohomish HRT rescue technician, shows the team flying up to Mt. Stuart east of Snoqualmie Pass, to rescue the injured climber at the 6,600 foot level.
The rescue technician is lowered from the helicopter and then helps the climber, who suffered head and leg injuries while climbing the north ridge route of Mt. Stuart, get into a rescue suit in order to hoist him up into the helicopter.
The helicopter, dubbed Snohawk 10, then transports the wounded climber down the mountain and links up with an ambulance, which transported him to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.
VIDEO OF MT STUART CLIMBER RESCUE:Snohomish HRT Mt Stuart rescue
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