A man is rescued after his car went into a ravine at Riverview Road and 85th Avenue SE on Thursday in Snohomish. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A man is rescued after his car went into a ravine at Riverview Road and 85th Avenue SE on Thursday in Snohomish. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He drove off a 60-foot embankment and was stranded for hours

The driver, 74, suffered minor injuries. A neighbor eventually heard him yelling for help.

SNOHOMISH — A 74-year-old man was rescued Thursday after he drove off a 60-foot embankment west of Snohomish.

Early in the morning, he reportedly missed his turn at the T-intersection of Riverview Road and 85th Avenue SE, sheriff’s spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said. When he backed up to turn around, his vehicle went over the edge of the road.

The man was likely at the bottom of the embankment for hours, O’Keefe said, but no one knew exactly how long he was stuck. His wife reportedly woke up at 8 a.m. and realized he wasn’t home. Shortly after, she reported him missing.

The man had managed to get himself out of the car but couldn’t make his way back up to the road. Around 10:45 a.m., a neighbor was out feeding horses when she heard someone yelling for help. She saw the man stuck at the bottom of the embankment and called 911.

Rescue crews used ropes to rappel down and pulled him out on a backboard.

The man was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. He had hypothermia and suffered minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises, according to Fire District 4. He also had pre-existing medical conditions that likely were exacerbated.

Zachariah Bryan: 425-339-3431; zbryan@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @zachariahtb.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lake Stevens in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Everett boy, 12, identified as Davies Beach drowning victim

Malachi Bell was one of three swimmers in distress Sunday in Lake Stevens. He did not survive.

Everett
Port of Everett hosting annual open house after pandemic hiatus

Also, Rustic Cork Wine Bar plans to open a second shop at Fisherman’s Harbor — the latest addition to the port’s “wine walk.”

Granite Falls
Granite Falls man died after crashing into tree

Kenneth Klasse, 63, crashed June 14. He was pronounced dead a week later. Police continued to investigate.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lake Stevens in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Motorcyclist dies in crash near Lake Stevens

Around 10 p.m., a motorcyclist and a passenger car crashed north of Lake Stevens. The man driving the motorcycle died.

Food forum
Cool down with these summertime drink recipes

Refresh yourself with two light, refreshing drink recipes.

Rev. Eugene Casimir Chirouse, pictured here holding a cross at front right in 1865, founded a boarding school for Indigenous students on Tulalip Bay. It became one of the first religious schools in the country to receive a federal contract to educate Indigenous youth, with the goal of assimilation. (Courtesy of Hibulb Cultural Center)
Unearthing the ‘horrors’ of the Tulalip Indian School

The Tulalip boarding school evolved from a Catholic mission into a weapon for the government to eradicate Native culture. Interviews with survivors and primary documents give accounts of violent cultural suppression under the guise of education at the “Carlisle of the West,” modeled after the notorious Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

X
A brief timeline of Pacific Northwest boarding schools

The Tulalip Indian School had roots as a Catholic mission founded in 1857. Its history is intertwined with the Tulalip Reservation.

Laura Johnson, left, and Susan Paine.
After Roe ruling, Edmonds to consider abortion rights measure

A proposed resolution would direct police not to investigate people seeking or providing abortions.

The Supreme Court in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

This impacts how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Most Read