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Evacuation at Rainier

Post by Sean Robinson / The News Tribune on Jan. 2, 2012 at 1:00 am with No Comments »
January 2, 2012 1:00 am

Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer reports that stranded visitors at Mt. Rainier National Park are being evacuated in small groups with armed escorts. The visitors – estimated at 125, plus 17 staff members – were kept from leaving earlier while a manhunt for a gunman who shot park ranger Margaret Anderson continued. Troyer said the departing visitors will go to the Ashford Fire Department.

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