Hiker injured 6 miles short of Pacific trail end
The Whatcom County sheriff's office says Timothy Nye, 60, of Sacramento, had been hiking for five weeks and was approaching the end of the 2,663-mile trail on Tuesday when the ground gave way and he fell about 10 feet in a remote area.
Deputy Geroge Ratayczak says Nye activated an emergency beacon and was rescued by helicopter and flown to St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.
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