BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a rescue team found and took two climbers to safety from Mount Baker.
The Bellingham Herald reports a search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island responded to a report of an injured climber near the 10,781-foot peak Sunday afternoon.
The team found the climbers in about 15 minutes on a steep rock face at about 8,800 feet on the north ridge.
The Naval Air Station says one of the climbers broke an arm and ribs.
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Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks says the injured climber was a 45-year-old man who was in critical condition.
The rescue crew hoisted him and the second climber aboard an MH-60S helicopter and took them to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com