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Climber evacuated from Mount Rainier

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on June 4, 2012 at 6:59 am with No Comments »
June 4, 2012 6:59 am

A climber was evacuated from Mount Rainier’s Muir Snowfield last week according to a statement released this morning by the National Park Service.

From Stefan Lofgren at Mount Rainier NP:

A commercial guide working at 8,000 feet on the Muir Snowfield on May 30th asked for emergency medical assistance for one of his clients. The guide requested oxygen and transport by helicopter for a disoriented 52-year old man with a low level of consciousness, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Climbing rangers from Camp Muir skied an Akja rescue sled with the medical gear down to the scene. As the man’s condition had improved with initial treatment, the Incident Commander decided to continue transport by rescue sled down to Paradise. The man was transferred to an NPS ambulance and taken to Pierce County Fire Station 23 in Ashford, Washington for transport to a medical facility. The incident commander for the incident was Jordan Mammel.


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