Volunteers help rescue two injured hikers in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Volunteers with Snohomish County Search & Rescue helped find two hikers who had to be flown out of the area after suffering injuries in separate incidents.

Deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said trail crews found a 60-year-old woman who injured her knee while she was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail around 9 a.m. Sunday.

Officials said the woman was located by the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team around 2 p.m. and was flown to Taylor’s Landing.

Around 5 p.m., officials said, a hiker notified Search and Rescue and said a 64-year-old man suffered a knee injury at Foggy Lake in the Gothic Basin area.

The Helicopter Rescue Team arrived, splinted his injured knee, and flew him to Providence Regional Medical Center for treatment, officials said.

"Thank you to our volunteers with Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue who gave their time to help with these and countless other missions!" deputies wrote in a Facebook post.

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