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PostMon Aug 31, 2020 10:44 pm 
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Person reportedly broke both legs

Report from Peninsula Daily News

MOUNT TOWNSEND — A helicopter crew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a hiker who was severely injured in a fall Sunday evening in the Buckhorn Wilderness area of the Olympic Mountains.

The Navy chopper crew responded after they received an alert from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office about a hiker who had fallen off a ridgeline at Mount Townsend, broke both legs and had a potential traumatic brain injury.

The rescue crew contacted the injured hiker’s wife, who helped guide the helicopter crew to their location and provided valuable information about approaching inclement weather conditions, Navy officials said.

Once the crew reached the location, they hoisted the couple aboard the helicopter and flew them to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Navy’s Whidbey Island search-and-rescue team has conducted 38 missions throughout Washington state this year, including 27 rescues, three searches and eight medical evacuations, officials said.
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PostWed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am 
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The injured hiker son is here at my house now. This hits home.
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PostWed Sep 02, 2020 12:37 pm 
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Was the son on the hike?

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PostWed Sep 02, 2020 2:20 pm 
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No sir, he was not. This will be the third person including myself who has had life-changing injuries falling in them mountain. Be careful out there folks. I have no kids and either does Gordy. This man leaves behind a vulnerable six-year-old and it breaks my heart. Breaks my heart.
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PostMon Sep 07, 2020 5:10 am 
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Best wishes to the victims.

9-4-2020 I pulled into Rosario Head parking lot(the Kokwalawoot maiden) and the rangers had just unlocked the gate.  A volunteer was already picking up litter in the parking lot and I thanked him.  He was a SAR pilot for one of the helos out of NAS Whidbey.  31 years old, already been deployed to Persian Gulf, now running many SAR missions for civilians. Glacier Peak and Olympics big business for him.

On parting, he called me sir.  No my friend. Other way around.

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PostMon Sep 07, 2020 6:37 am 
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tmatlack wrote:
Best wishes to the victims.

9-4-2020 I pulled into Rosario Head parking lot(the Kokwalawoot maiden) and the rangers had just unlocked the gate.  A volunteer was already picking up litter in the parking lot and I thanked him.  He was a SAR pilot for one of the helos out of NAS Whidbey.  31 years old, already been deployed to Persian Gulf, now running many SAR missions for civilians. Glacier Peak and Olympics big business for him.

On parting, he called me sir.  No my friend. Other way around.

Tom

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PostMon Sep 07, 2020 6:41 am 
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did two years at nas whidbey many years ago.


GO NAVY!

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