Deputies rescue man from Tiger Mountain, case sent to fish and wildlife authorities for investigation
October 22, 2009
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 9:45 a.m. Oct. 22, 2009
Deputies rescued a hunter from Tiger Mountain State Forest after he twisted his knee atop the mountain Saturday, authorities said.
Sgt. John Urquhart, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said a 37-year-old Tacoma man shot a buck, but then twisted his knee and called 911 for help at about 1:30 p.m.
Emergency responders were able to use the coordinates of the man’s mobile phone. Rescuers located him at about 3:45 p.m. near the Artifacts Trail and used a rescue litter to extract him from the forest.
Urquhart said he could not provide the man’s identity. He said the case was forwarded to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife for further investigation. Authorities will determine whether the man was hunting in a designated area and whether he was following regulations.
Darren Friedel, a spokesman for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the agency requested additional information from the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Friedel said the case reached Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers Tuesday.