Mountain-rescue teams and medics from the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island prepare to hoist Michael Knapinski into a helicopter, which took him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, during his November rescue at Mount Rainier National Park. (Tacoma Mountain Rescue)
Mountain-rescue teams and medics from the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island prepare to hoist Michael Knapinski into a helicopter. (Tacoma Mountain Rescue)
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Search-and-rescue operations increase at Mount Rainier National Park, prompting safety warnings for visitors

Rangers undertook 60 search and rescue operations in 2020, the most in five years. Desperate for something to do as the pandemic wore on, some people took on challenges they weren't up to, or adequately prepared for. VIEW

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