Injured hiker rescued near Gold Lake on Thursday morning

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:12pm
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A 78-year-old hiker was rescued by The King County Air Support Unit on Thursday, Aug. 10, after falling to some rocks and injuring his head near Snoqualmie Pass.

At 9:45 a.m., King County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured hiker near Gold Lake, just north of Snoqualmie Pass. The caller said his friend fell on to rocks and was injured and unconscious. The two men spent the night on the trail and in the morning the caller ran back to his car and drove until he found a phone to call for help.

The man was located just after noon by the King County Guardian 2 helicopter. The Guardian 2 rescue unit picked up the hiker and flew him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. He received a minor head injury, but is conscious and alert.

For more information, visit the King County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit twitter page at twitter.com/KCSOAirsupport.

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