Andrew Toyota, the chair of Everett Mountain Rescue, which works close the the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue team, sent this video to me.
It shows a fascinating view of the rescue operation. I have to say, I hope to never, ever need their help. But if I do, I'm glad to know they're such a skilled team.
From Andrew: EMRU went in to rescue an injured hiker off Mt. Pilchuck: The entire helicopter operation was captured by someone at the lookout tower, a rescuer on the ground and myself, who was the helicopter tech for both days. It's unique to get this type of footage that details what goes into a "straightforward" rescue. Mountain rescuers from Everett, Olympia and Skagit hiked in to keep the subject warm overnight and provide be a viable evacuation alternative, should the helicopter not be able to extract him.
HRT Pilchuck Mission July 5/6, 2013 from Snohomish HRT on Vimeo.
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