August 20, 2012
were hopping over the weekend, with multiple incidents happening at the same time.
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started Sunday morning with reports of a downed paraglider on Tumwater Ridge above Leavenworth. A 29 year old
Leavenworth woman crashed shortly after launching, injuring her back and hip in the accident. Rescuers hiked
over a half mile from the staging area at Ranger Road just to reach the woman, who was then airlifted out of the
crash site to Central Washington Hospital.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">At the same time, coordinators got word another hiker
injured herself at the bottom of Asgaard Pass in the Alpine Wilderness southwest of Leavenworth. A 53 year
old woman fell and struck her head while traversing a boulder field at the bottom of the Colchuck
Glacier. Crews hiked in and stabilized the hiker, suffering from a deep head laceration and airlifted her to
Central Washington Hospital as well.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Finally, initial reports last night indicated a 63 year
old man crashed while riding his off-road motorcycle in the Mad Lake area and had suffered major injuries. As
medics and deputies scrambled to the area, crews found out the injury was far less serious than reported, and the
man chose to ride out of the area on another motorcycle, was checked out by medical personnel on the scene and
refused transport to a hospital. That incident is under