Search and rescue teams carried a woman back to the trailhead of Lake 22 after a tree struck her Wednesday morning. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Search and rescue teams carried a woman back to the trailhead of Lake 22 after a tree struck her Wednesday morning. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Falling tree injures 69-year-old hiker on Lake 22 trail

The woman suffered from neck and back pain. Volunteer rescuers carried her back to the trailhead.

VERLOT — A 69-year-old hiker was injured Wednesday morning when a falling tree struck her on the Lake 22 trail east of Granite Falls, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman had suffered neck and back pain and couldn’t walk back to trailhead. Twelve volunteers with Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue and Everett Mountain Rescue found the woman around 11 a.m.

The volunteers treated the woman and carried her back to the trailhead, where she was transported to a hospital.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg

Coronavirus prompted a run on them. But they’re wreaking havoc on utilities across Snohomish County.

Weeks after schools close, some are logging back in to learn

Districts across the state are expected to offer online learning. Locally, those plans differ.

Inslee signs transportation budget, with car tabs in mind

The state will account for vehicle registration fees it collects, in case they have to be given back.

Man accused in 100 mph chase: He was teaching a dog to drive

Troopers chased his car from Marysville to Arlington — then onto the Centennial Trail.

Man shot to death in yard after alleged parking-spot dispute

A Lynnwood man was arrested for investigation of second-degree murder, with bail set at $1 million.

We’d like to post your stories of random acts of kindness

Here is your chance to praise someone, thank someone or call attention to something good that’s happened.

These are stressful times

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Ferguson calls out price gouging by online sellers

A Mill Creek woman was selling N95 masks at six times regular price, says a cease-and-desist letter.

Everett hockey arena opens as COVID-19 quarantine center

Meanwhile, at least two dozen care homes in Snohomish County have cases — a huge jump since Friday.

Most Read