This rescue mission involved a 13 year old boy who was swept away by a rushing Wallace river. He found himself stuck on a small ledge above a 265ft waterfall. This short video chronicles the effort by the Snohomish County Sheriff's office and its many Search and Rescue volunteers in responding to the page for help. All photos and video taken by volunteers and the Sheriff's office on Saturday through Sunday, when the rescue happened. Video of the subject being rescued from the ledge begins at 1:16. Video of the subject and team being evacuated by the AirTEP (airborne tactical extraction platform) begins at 12:04.
The Volunteer Helicopter Rescue Team relies on donations to support SAR operations. To donate, please visit scvsar.org/hrt/. Thank you!