posted on May 30, 2013 15:49
Snohomish, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter Rescue Team airlifted an injured hiker out from the Bolder River trail system near Oso on May 27 using the "SnoHawk 10" rescue helicopter.
The hiker’s companions called for help around midnight. The injured woman was located about 3 miles up-trail in very heavy timber and on technical terrain. Oso and Darrington Fire & Medic crews responded up-trail, along with Snohomish County Search and Rescue Teams.
The subject was airlifted out at 8:00 a.m. using a short-haul system with the litter and attendant attached to a static line connected to the helicopter cargo hook. They were then flown out to a field near highway 530 where the subject was loaded inside the helicopter and transported to Providence-Colby hospital.
View video of part of the short-haul operation from the rescuers helmet-cam.