Hiker with broken leg rescued from Ashland Lakes Trail after being stuck for two days

Hiker with broken leg rescued from Ashland Lakes Trail after being stuck for two days

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forrest

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GRANITE FALLS, Wash. — A hiker with a broken leg was rescued Monday after she suffered a broken leg on Ashland Lakes Trail near Granite Falls, officials said.

Snohomish County search and rescue officials received a report of a 58-year-old woman with a broken leg on the trail after she was discovered by another hiker who later called 911.

SnoHawk10 responded but couldn't find the woman due to weather conditions, so officials hiked 2 miles up the trail to find her. The woman said she had been on the trail for two days before anyone found her.

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While search and rescue officials were evaluating the woman, her dog became very protective. Officials had to improvise and a muzzle and harness to coax the dog away.

The woman was eventually transported to Providence Medical Center for treatment.

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