Eastside Fire Fighters, Search and Rescue Crews Save Twin Falls Hiker after 75 Foot Fall

Living Snoqualmie received numerous reports yesterday, July 14, 2013,  of a helicopter landing and taking off from Torguson Park and hovering helicopterover the two stacks of Mt Si.  Using binoculars, one local witness reported seeing something lifted into the helicopter.

King County Search and Rescue spokesperson, Glenn Wallace, said the helicopter was NOT working with rescue teams on scene in the North Bend area yesterday, though.

Eastside Fire and Rescue (EF&R) and King County Explorer Search and Rescue did report last night that their agencies responded to a fallen hiker in the Twin Falls Park near North Bend yesterday afternoon, July 14th.

The male hiker fell from a 75-100′ cliff of the upper Twin Falls while trying to climb down to the river from near a bridge between the two falls. According to Eastside Fire Fighters Facebook page, crews set up a high angle rope system to rescue the fallen hiker. He was hoisted up and then packed out by rescue crews to a waiting aid car. Incredibly, Seattle Mountain Rescue reported that the hiker’s injuries “did not appear to be serious.”

Eastside Fire and Rescue crews responding were Engine 81, 78, 281, Ladder 87, Aid 73, 88, Rescue 85 and Battalion 71.

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Rescue Crews hoist out fallen hiker from below Twin Falls in North Bend, 7/14/13. Photo: Eastside Fire Fighters Facebook page.

Rescue crews prepare to hoist out fallen hiker from below Twin Falls.  Photo: Eastside Fire Fighters Facebook page

Rescue crews prepare to hoist out fallen hiker from below Twin Falls. Photo: Eastside Fire Fighters Facebook page

 

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