Dramatic helicopter rescue of fallen hiker with broken leg

She was by a small waterfall on steep snow. The county Helicopter Rescue Team hoisted her to safety.

A hiker was rescued Monday after breaking her leg in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest east of Granite Falls. She had landed next to a small waterfall on steep snow. The Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team found and stabilized her, then flew her in the SnoHawk 10 helicopter to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. The “all hazard” helicopter response team brings paramedics and equipment to emergency situations when the nature of the injury or terrain requires extraction by air.

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