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Helicopter Rescue Closes Lanes on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington

July 29 2004 at 2:20 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

Response to July 2004 Accidents/Rescues


A 27-year-old man was rescued via helicopter Wednesday afternoon after falling down an embankment at Franklin Falls at Snoqualmie Pass.
Several lanes of Interstate 90 near the Denny Creek exit were shut during the rescue.
The man was reportedly hiking with three others when he decided to climb some steep rocks near Franklin Falls. He slipped and fell about 30 feet into an area that was difficult to get him out of without the aid of the MAST helicopter, according to rescue officials.
"It was wide open enough that they could actually make the rescue. There are some areas here in Snoqualmie Pass that are too tight for MAST to get into," said Chief Matt Cowan, Snoqualmie Fire Dept.
Eighteen-year-old camp Counselor Elizabeth Parker was there with some of her charges when they saw the man fall.
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Parker scrambled over the man and attempted to administer first aid while rescue crews arrived.

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