Injured skier rescued from Colchuck Lake

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LEAVENWORTH, WA.- Seattle skier was rescued Sunday after she was caught in an avalanche while skiing in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Kent Sisson with the Chelan County Sheriff’s office reports 29 year old Shanna Hovertsen was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital yesterday afternoon with injuries to her legs.

Lake Colchuck

Hovertsen had been skiing with a group of four people. Sisson says they were able to transport her down to a campsite at Lake Colchuck where she was transferred to the Sheriff’s helicopter. From there she was flown to the National Fish Hatchery in Leavenworth where an ambulance transported her to Cascade Medical Center. Sisson reports she is in stable condition.

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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.