A Sumner woman may lose her left foot and ankle after she was pinned for about an hour under a rock that fell from a climbing wall in Tumwater Canyon.
The father of Andrea Haisch, 21, said she also broke her forearm and pelvis. He said Monday that doctors had told him there was a 50 percent chance she would lose her foot.
Kurt Haisch, the woman’s brother, was on the climbing wall when the rock came loose, and he fell 15 to 20 feet. Kurt, 24, a paramedic in Wenatchee, suffered two broken cervical vertebra and a broken tailbone.
The siblings’ father, Dan Haisch of Sumner, said the fall “did not sever his spinal cord; it was millimeters from that type of injury.”
Andrea Haisch, a senior at the University of Washington, was watching her brother climb when the rock came loose and fell on top of her, her father said.
“They’re both lucky to be alive,” Dan Haisch said from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.