Missing hiker, an Edmonds teacher, found safe

By Brian Soergel | Aug 02, 2017
Kimberly Haines

Update

An Edmonds school teacher missing for more than three days in the wilderness was found alive Thursday, Aug. 3, reports the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Kimberly Haines, 40, was reported missing near North Bend. King County search-and-rescue teams searched for Haines and her dog Rainy after they were lost on Mount Teneriffe.

Rescuers were able to track Haines through her cellphone.

According to district spokeswoman Debbie Joyce Jakala, Haines has been a fifth-grade teacher at Maplewood Parent Cooperative in Edmonds since 2013. Before that, she taught at Edmonds Elementary School.

Haines lives in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.

Original story: A 40-year-old hiker missing near North Bend has been identified at Kimberly Haines, a teacher in the Edmonds School District. She was still missing as of press time Wednesday night.

According to district spokeswoman Debbie Joyce Jakala, Haines has been a fifth-grade teacher at Maplewood Parent Cooperative in Edmonds since 2013. Before that, she taught at Edmonds Elementary School.

King County search and rescue teams are looking for Haines and her dog Rainy after they were lost on Mount Teneriffe, King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Cindi West said.

A command post was set up at the trailhead parking lot, West said.

“We are still out searching,” West said Wednesday at 1 p.m. “We are looking farther north now in case she got lost north of where she started. We are hopeful that she just got lost and is waiting for rescue.”

Haines lives in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.

Haines was reported missing by her family at about 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1.

 

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