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Injured hiker rescued from Pacific Crest Trail, 25 miles from Cle Elum

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.

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