Watch: Search and rescue near Mt. Pilchuck

Mar 08, 2015

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue located and rescued an injured hiker earlier on Saturday.

Watch the rescue.

The hiker, a male in his early 20s, was scrambling between Pinnacle Lake and Mt. Pilchuck when he fell. Though his were not severe, they limited his mobility to leave the backcountry safely on foot.

He called 911 around noon and the Helicopter Rescue Team, which was in the area for training, located him a short time later.

The man was flown to Taylor's Landing, where he was met by aid units.

SAR Deputy Glen Bergstrom noted that the man was fortunate to be in cell range to call 911, and that it is not recommended for backcountry travelers to rely on cell service for emergencies.

Hikers and climbers should file a hiking plan which they leave behind with a trusted friend or relative.

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