Lake Stevens man injured by 50-foot fall near Leavenworth

The rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the steep rugged terrain.

LEAVENWORTH — A 23-year-old Lake Stevens man was flown by helicopter to a Seattle hospital Sunday after falling roughly 50 feet down a climbing wall near Leavenworth.

A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office helicopter rescue team aboard SnoHawk 10 flew to Chelan County to provide aid.

The hiking accident occurred at Snow Creek Wall near Leavenworth, said Courtney O’Keefe, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

The injured climber suffered a head injury. He was unconscious at the base of the wall with five other climbers.

SnoHawk 10 brought in a rescue technician and flight medic, O’Keefe said in a press release.

The rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the steep rugged terrain.

A boulder fell from above, missing the crew.

The rescuers were able to administer an IV to the injured man and hoist him out. He was flown to Harborview Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. No condition reports were immediately available.

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