A King County sheriff’s helicopter crew rescued a transient who had been stuck on a slope above Mud Mountain Dam near Enumclaw.
A transient believed to have been camping on a slope above Mud Mountain Dam near Enumclaw since Sunday was rescued from his perch Thursday morning by a King County Air Support helicopter crew.
“He got cliffed out. He couldn’t go up or down,” said Sgt. Cindi West, spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office.
West said the sheriff’s office was called about 7:30 a.m. by a worker at the dam who heard the man call out for help.
The 41-year-old man, who was hypothermic and had suffered a hip injury, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, West said.
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The man told police he had jumped a fence to get into the area on a ledge above the White River.
Search and Rescue members arrived on the scene and were on their way up to the cliff when King County Guardian 2 arrived and was able to hoist the man to safety about 9:30 a.m.