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.

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