NAS Whidbey SAR rescues two climbers on Mount Baker

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued two climbers on Mount Baker, Sunday, July 8th.

The SAR team received word of an injured climber on Mount Baker in the late afternoon of July 8th. After arriving on scene the crew searched for about 15 minutes before finding two climbers on a steep rock face at approximately 8,800 feet. One of the climbers was injured with a broken arm and ribs. The SAR crew hoisted the injured climber aboard, then the uninjured climber, and transported them both to higher care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

NAS Whidbey Island SAR, has conducted 22 total missions throughout Washington State this year, including sixteen rescues, four searches and two medical evacuations.