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Helicopter Rescue at Snoqualimie Pass
King | 06/21/16
Bellevue union firefighters Doug Milligan and Ron Rood along with King County’s Guardian 2 air crew engaged in a hoist rescue of a Portland climber who had fallen more than 70 feet amid rugged, mountainous terrain near Source Lake, high in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains on June 21. The victim was safely extracted from the mountain side, in an area known as the Tooth, treated by firefighter/paramedics, and transported to Harborview Trauma Center in Seattle. The operation, captured on video by King County Sherriff Air Support ,demonstrates the life saving partnership of Bellevue’s firefighter/paramedics and King County’s Guardian 2 helicopter, and the vital necessity to keep King County’s helicopters flying.