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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 12:07 pm 
What an amazing precision operation!! So glad this team is ready to go when needed. Because when you need a rescue you want pros like this team.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 12:40 pm 
thanks Gil.

(the Facebook URL is a dead link.)

if you ever felt compelled to send money to some “worthy cause”:
Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue
SCVSAR – 5506 Old Machias Road, Snohomish, Wa. 98290

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 12:50 pm 
The FB link works for me.  May need to have a FB account.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 1:16 pm 
Also might be the m. in the url.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 1:33 pm 
not a big deal.
I got plenty of adrenaline rush just from the video.

check is in the mail. wink.gif

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 1:59 pm 
Can somebody explain the reason to hoist up the base jumper but then bring in the helicopter close to pick up the rescuer?  I have no idea why and am puzzled.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 2:29 pm 
I noticed that the rescuer belayed the base jumper on his hoist, presumably to minimize draft effects.  I wondered how the rescuer would get hoisted without similar assistance, so perhaps that's why they came in closer?  I didn't actually notice them coming in closer though, perhaps it looks that way from his camera as they hoisted him.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 2:34 pm 
I couldn't access the FB link above either, but could see info on SCVSAR's FB page:

“Yesterday, Chief Pilot Quistorf and the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team (HRT) responded to Mt. Baring for a base jumper who was stuck on a small shelf. He was uninjured but did not have a way to self-rescue going up or down. SnoHawk10 responded and was able to successfully rescue the subject. Great work by HRT!"

I'd venture a guess that the jumper got into a tight spot b/c he got off-route on the ascent.  Maybe a good thing he didn't make it to a jump.  rolleyes.gif  I was wondering the same thing as Treeswarper; also why the SAR guy was uncoiling what looked like a roll of lightweight climbing cord.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 3:18 pm 
That makes sense.  I imagine it is possible to get sick if twirling around too much.

I am stuck at home quarantining for a few days.  Please keep posting interesting stuff.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 5:28 pm 
Jump in here to address some of the questions. Car68 flys with King Co. This was a Snohomish County mission and team. The pack was brought up with our Rescue Tech. We hoisted her from the same location/elevation as the subject. He got there, we believe, on account of an equipment malfunction after jumping from the usual launch point and making a "emergency landing" on an outcropping.  He attempted to down climb from his initial landing spot to no avail. The spool of cord is a tag line used to control/prevent the subject from spinning on the way up to the aircraft.

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 5:29 pm 
That rescuer on the winch is a she and is a member of NWHikers

No, she didn't leave the pack behind

The helo didn't descend to pick her up - that was just an effect of the GoPro's wide angle lens

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 6:52 pm 
Thanks for clearing that up. I'm just curious how they minimize issues for the rescuer when they hoist? Or are they just better prepared in how to mitigate?

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PostSat Sep 04, 2021 8:02 pm 
The rescuers are trained as to techniques to deal with spinning.

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PostSun Sep 05, 2021 6:41 am 
Amazing!!!  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif

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PostSun Sep 05, 2021 11:29 am 
That crew did another base jumper rescue on Guye Peak Saturday.

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