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Tag: HiLine Helicopters

Sep.
7th

Man dies during North Cascades National Park backcountry trip

A man died Labor Day during a backcountry trip in North Cascades National Park, park official said in a statement released this morning by the National Park Service.

According to the brief statement the man collapsed Monday morning at the Panther Creek backcountry camp and was unresponsive. The man’s son performed CPR but couldn’t revive his father. The son and his 9-year-old daughter then hiked three miles to the trailhead where they contacted park staff requesting help.

Rangers flew in to investigate and airlifted the body out of the backcountry. Fourteen park workers, a family member and a pilot from

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July
26th

Helicopter used to rescue North Cascades climber

On July 16, North Cascades National Park officials received notice of a SPOT beacon emergency alert from near the northern Picket Range.

Here is the rest of the news release:

The beacon was registered to a man who had a week-long backcountry permit in the area for a party of two.

Two rangers responded aboard a search and rescue helicopter, contracted from HiLine Helicopters, to investigate. The two climbers with the beacon were quickly found by the helicopter team, but at a location with no landing site nearby. The climbers clearly indicated over and over that they were

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July
15th

Rangers evacuate four climbers in North Cascades National Park

A statement released this morning by North Cascades National Park:

The North Cascades National Park search and rescue team recently responded to two separate mountaineering accidents, evacuating four people from remote mountain peaks.

On Friday, July 13th, after they successfully navigated through the remote northern Picket range and climbed several peaks, a party of three climbers requested assistance. One of the three hiked out to report that his two partners had been hit and injured by falling snow from a steep wall above their camp in a basin below Luna Peak. Rangers evacuated the injured 29 year-old male and 29 year-old female climbers via a National Park Service-contracted

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