Climber Injured in Fall From Snow Creek Wall

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A Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter rescue team responded Sunday afternoon to a climber who was injured in a fall from Snow Creek Wall near Leavenworth. Steve Hair has the details.

Video provided by Shawn Ballard

The Sheriff’s office says a 23 year-old male from Lake Stevens fell about 50 feet down a climbing wall and sustained a head injury. The man was unconscious at the base of the wall with 5 other climbers. Rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the terrain. While on-scene a boulder fell from above barely missing the crew. The climber hoisted out and was airlifted to Harborview Regional Medical Center for treatment. His name was not released and his condition is unknown.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.