Injured climber rescued from Mt. Saint Helens
MT. SAINT HELENS, Wash. (KPTV) - An injured climber was rescued from Mt. Saint Helens on Wednesday, according to the Volcano Rescue Team.
At around 6:15 p.m., the Volcano Rescue Team was called to help with a climber on the summer route on the mountain who’d been injured.
The climber was found around 7,600 feet in elevation with a leg injury that prevented them from walking. Team members started warming the patient and splinted the leg for transport.
A helicopter crew from naval air station Whidbey Island was able to respond and lifted the climber around 1:40 a.m. Thursday morning.
No more information has been released on the hiker’s condition.
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