Technical Rescue at Christine Falls

Two people in blue flight suits and helmets run from a landed helicopter to an ambulance.
Life flight emergency medical staff meet Mount Rainier rangers and ambulance at the Glacier Bridge parking area, located near Christine Falls.

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Date: June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 — Park Rangers conducted a technical rescue today below Christine Falls in Mount Rainier National Park where and 18-year old male from Tacoma, WA, fell 30-40 feet this afternoon. Due to multiple injuries he was taken to a local hospital by life flight.

The fall/slide took place from a bank below Christine Falls Bridge. Initial assessments indicate a head injury and fractured arm.

Airlift Northwest provided life flight support. Fifteen park personnel were assigned to the incident.


Last updated: June 11, 2015

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