Portland Man with Broken Leg Rescued from Dragontail Peak
- Written by Sergeant Kent Sisson, CCSO
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Sheriff Brian Burnett reports an injured climber was rescued from the Dragontail Peak area of the Alpine Wilderness Sunday afternoon.
RIVERCOM Dispatch Center received a call from the injured subject’s climbing partner just prior to 11:00am stating that his friend fell while descending the mountain and likely broke his lower left leg. The incident occurred at approximately 7:00am. The climbing partner had to hike out to receive cellular service. The patient, David Wade (51yoa) from Portland, Oregon was positioned on the northwest aspect of Dragontail Peak above Asgaard Pass.
A Chelan County Sheriff’s Office helicopter inserted one rescuer, Deputy Mike McLeod, to the area of Wade on the mountain. The deputy made his way to Wade’s location and splinted the broken leg. A hoist equipped helicopter was requested through the State Emergency Management Division. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office “SnoHawk-10” helicopter crew accepted the mission and responded.
Wade was extracted from his position on the mountain by 3:30pm and flown to the SAR staging at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery helipad. He was transferred to a Cascade Ambulance and taken to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth for treatment. Wade is in stable condition.
75 Year Old Man Rescued After Motorcycle Crash on the Mad River Trail
- Written by Rich Magnussen, CCSO
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Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that a 75 year old male motorcyclist was injured Thursday afternoon while riding on the Mad River Trail approximately 17 miles north of Leavenworth.
At approximately 4:10pm, RIVERCOM dispatch center received a report of a motorcycle accident on the Mad River Trail approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead. The reporting party stated that the motorcyclist had failed to negotiate a curve and went over an embankment at a bridge crossing. He said the subject had a possible neck injury.
Chelan County Search and Rescue personnel and a medic from Cascade Medical Center responded to the scene.
At 6:28pm the first group of rescuers and the medic reached the victim. He was identified as Marvin H. Muir of Everett, Wa. Due to the nature of his injuries a Life Flight helicopter was requested but was later canceled when a safe landing area could not be located. Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue coordinators made a request for a hoist capable helicopter through State Emergency Management.
At 9:10pm when a hoist capable helicopter had still not been located, rescuers made the decision to transport the patient out on a wheeled litter. With the assistance of Chelan County Volunteer Search & Rescue members, the patient was transported 1.5 miles back to the trailhead. He was then transported by ambulance to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.
Days get shorter, nightly rock blasting closures get earlier on Snoqualmie Pass
- Written by Meagan Lott, WSDOT
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Drivers to encounter delays through multiple construction zones from Snoqualmie Pass to Vantage
HYAK – As the days get shorter, closures on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass will get earlier so crews have enough daylight to conduct rock blasting operations.
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7:30 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, Aug. 8 through Thursday, Aug. 11. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56 near Gold Creek and westbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 62 near the Stampede Pass interchange.
Construction related impacts due to lane closures and detours through multiple work zones will cause delays next week from the summit of Snoqualmie Pass to Vantage.
Drivers are encouraged to check our What’s Happening on I-90 Webpage for specific daily impacts and locations or follow us on Twitter @wsdot_east or @snoqualmiepass.
Deputy Assaulted During Domestic Violence Call
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
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On 08/04/16 at 10:17 AM Douglas County Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the 400 Blk. of Parkway Drive in Rock Island.
The victim claimed to have been assaulted by her boyfriend and fled to the residence of a neighbor. She reported he had a gun.
Deputies went to the suspect’s residence and asked the male to come out. He refused. One Deputy could see what looked to be a rifle stock protruding from some blankets. When the Deputies went inside to bring the suspect out, he attacked them by punching them in their head and bodies. He was Tased and subsequently subdued.
The suspect, 46 year old Shayne Merritt of Rock Island, complained of neck pain. He was transported to the hospital and was quickly cleared to be moved to the jail. He was booked for Assault 4th D/V for assaulting his girlfriend. He was also charged with Assault 3rd degree for attacking the Chief Deputy. Charges are being considered for his attack on a sergeant who was also at the call.
Fire at Hwy 97 8-4-16
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
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On 08/04/16 at approximately 2:30 PM Douglas County fire units and deputies responded to a brush fire east side of Highway 97 at mile post 228. There are fire units from Douglas County, Chelan County, and BLM. There are also two fixed wing and two helicopter assets fighting the fire.
The fire is moving S/SE and had burned about 500 acres. The Sheriff’s Deputies have given out 8 level I and II in the Browns Canyon area.
The Sheriff’s Office also used the AlertSense system to send out warnings to people in the area. There have no reports of damage or injuries.
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