Injured hiker rescued from Pacific Crest Trail, 25 miles from Cle Elum
KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - An injured hiker is rescued from the Pacific Crest Trail.
Reports said 73-year-old Robert Davis, of Tennessee was reported injured by a caller Thursday around 8:15 a.m. Deputies had been sent to the Pacific Crest Trail in a remote area near Wapatus Lake, located 25 miles northwest of Cle Elum that past evening after a Personal Locator Beacon was activated.
Kittitas County Search and Rescue (KCSR) teams and firefighters responded to help Davis, who officials said was suffering from a medical emergency.
KCSR was not able to fly helicopters due to dense smoke caused by the Jolly Mountain fire, which has been burning for roughly a month near Cle Elum.
Rescue crews reached the hiker Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
KCSR horse teams rescued the hiker and an ambulance near the Pete Lake Trailhead assisted around 2:30 a.m. Friday.