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Lake Serene Rescue on June 11th, 2020

June 12, 2020

Kathleen Nicole‎, posted on Facebook in Washington Hikers and Climbers, shared on Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Facebook page. June 12, 2020  Friends, yesterday was a difficult one. I’ve read about Search and Rescue stories online but never thought I’d be a part of one. On our way down from Lake Serene our friend slipped on a wet rock and broke her ankle about 3 miles from the trailhead. I turned my phone on and luckily had full coverage and called 911 around 3 pm. About 2 hours later Snohomish County Fire and EMT met us on the trail along with a team of Snohomish Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers. 16 people in total. They were literal heroes, selflessly putting their lives on the line to help our injured friend off the trail. By 9:30 pm we were safely back to the trailhead and off to the Emergency Room. This was a true lesson in the importance of carrying the 10 Essentials on EVERY. SINGLE.HIKE. After 4 years of hiking the trails here in Washington, I’ve learned many lessons, and the most important is even if you’re going for a day hike, pack as if you may need to […]

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