Hiker Rescued After 4 Days Missing

Port Angeles, WA – A hiker was rescued from Church Mountain near Bellingham, Wash. today at approximately 1:00 p.m. after being lost in the wilderness four days.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles received a call from local authorities stating a Customs Department helicopter had found the missing hiker after spotting the word “HELP” spelled out in the snow. The Customs Department helicopter was not equipped to perform a rescue so an HH-65 helicopter crew from Port Angeles was diverted to the scene where they hoisted the man to safety and delivered him to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham.

Video of the rescue can be downloaded here.

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