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Lingering Snow Creating Dangerous Conditions for Unprepared Hikers
June 14, 2017
SEATTLE, Wash. – Search and rescue teams across the region spent the weekend responding to hikers in trouble. To read the original KOMO article by Kara Kostanich in its entirety, please click here. Then, Tuesday afternoon a team was called to help three stranded hikers at Rattlesnake Ledge, but as the team was arriving the group was able to self-rescue. “We’ve had several calls, almost every day over this weekend we’ve had several calls for service,” said Alan Labissoniere, a volunteer with King County Search and Rescue. The Snohomish County Search and Rescue team has been on seven rescue missions since Saturday. On Monday teams in King County rescued an injured hiker from Gem Lake area. “I’ve definitely seen people hiking up into pretty remote areas in tennis shoes, cotton jeans and t-shirts,” said Steve Smith who is a Climbing Education Manager at the Mountaineers. “When that stuff gets wet up high it does not hold an insulating value at all.” At the Snow Lake Trialhead near Snoqualmie Pass, hikers Jaime Siridakris and Ashley Daneker admitted lack of gear was their mistake on the trial. “There a lot of snow,” said Daneker. “Nikes are not the appropriate foot wear […]Read More
Phone Scam Warning!
June 13, 2017
We’ve recently received reports that someone is calling folks and advising that they are soliciting donations for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue. This is a local variant of a very common phone scam, and you should not provide them with any personal or financial information! If you’d like to support Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, please do so through our new website, here: https://scvsar.org/donate/ If you’re ever in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us directly through Facebook or our website. Thank you!Read More