Saturday, 14 July 2018
On 7/14/18 at approximately 11:18 AM the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received information of an injured hiker on Mt. St. Helens. Our north county Sheriff’s Deputy was advised of a hiker that had slipped and fell near the monitor ridge climbing route. He was advised the hiker had possibly sustained a severe hip injury.
The Deputy, along with the Volcano Rescue Team were dispatched to the scene. While the VRT began their response on the climbing route our office requested the closest air asset be dispatched for extraction. A United States Coast Guard Helocopter was dispatched from Astoria, Oregon. They were able to extract the injured hiker, Brittney A. Fintel, 32, from Omaha, NE and transport her to a metro area hospital. Her condition at the time of this release is unknown.