Firefighters rescue critically injured person after Squak Mountain fall

February 21, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2012

Firefighters rescued a person from Squak Mountain late Sunday, as winter weather battered the region.

Eastside Fire & Rescue and Bellevue Fire Department officials said the agencies rescued a person after he or she fell from a bridge on the Issaquah Alps peak. The person fell amid steep terrain and sustained critical injuries.

Crews assigned to the Bellevue Fire Department’s Medic 14 unit treated the person and then transported him or her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Officials did not release a name, gender or city of residence for the injured person.

The incident occurred the same day four people died in avalanches at Snoqualmie and Stevens passes.

Units from Engine 72, 83, Ladder 1, 73, Aid 71 and Battalion 71 also responded to the Squak Mountain call.

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