Crews rescue man stuck near falls

GRANITE FALLS — Rescue crews spent more than an hour bringing a Snohomish man to safety Sunday afternoon after he climbed onto rocks surrounded by flowing water, the Granite Falls Fire Department reported.

The 25-year-old man and his girlfriend had been walking near the fish ladder at Granite Falls when he went upstream and wound up on a rock between two falls, fire Lt. Jeff Torgerson said.

The first 911 call came at 3:16 p.m.

“He wasn’t comfortable getting himself off,” Torgerson said. “There was probably 6 to 8 feet between him and any of the rocks he could jump to.”

A swift-water rescue team assisted, using ladders and safety ropes to reach the man, he said. He was back on the river bank, uninjured, shortly before 5 p.m.

More in Local News

Snohomish mayoral candidates have very little in common

Karen Guzak and John Kartak are vying for the new position.

Second teen charged after $1 million in school vandalism

Two teens now face felony charges for damage at two schools in Darrington last summer.

Charged in stabbing, his long list of felonies could grow

The Arlington man is accused of attacking a man who interrupted a possible burglary in Everett.

A potentially transformative council election in Snohomish

As the city adopts a new form of government, many new faces are seeking office.

Mill Creek hires Gina Hortillosa as public works director

Hortillosa will be responsible for creating strategic infrastructure plans to promote economic growth.

1 shot dead, another wounded in apparent Everett robbery

There are indications the victims might have known the shooter, who apparently fled in a vehicle.

Majority of Marysville City Council seats are contested

The most closely watched race is between Mark James and Donna Wright.

Storm knocks power out for thousands in Snohomish County

Many of the outages are concentrated in the Everett, Arlington Heights and Oso areas.

Most Read