Injured climber rescued Sunday evening on Mount Rainier

Staff writerJuly 8, 2013 

A Canadian man was rescued high on Mount Rainier on Sunday evening after falling and suffering “multiple traumatic injuries,” Mount Rainier National Park announced this morning. The man was taken by Chinook helicopter to Madigan Army Medical Center.

According to the park statement the man fell while descending at 13,500 feet above sea level on the Emmons Glacier. The incident was reported to CampSchurman, where climbing rangers are stationed, at 4 p.m. by four members of the nine-climber party. A rescue was immediately launched with two climbing rangers delivered 300 feet above the scene by helicopter. The man was airlifted off the mountain at 9:10 p.m.

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