Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sad To Hear
A hiker fell to his death on MT Si in Washington.

A man who fell 200 feet Thursday while hiking along on a trail on Mount Si near North Bend has died, despite the efforts of a companion who scrambled down to his friend and administered CPR for more than hour.

The 27-year-old man was with a 22-year-old friend when he slipped and fell sometime around 1 p.m., the King County Sheriff's Office reported. The younger man immediately called 911, then went down to reach his friend. He began CPR, Sgt. John Urquhart said and kept it up until paramedics with King County Search and Rescue could reach him, a period of at least 90 minutes.

The sheriff's helicopter, Guardian One, tried to reach the fallen hiker, but fog and low clouds prevented such a rescue. Instead, the copter dropped off the rescue personnel at about 2,300 feet.

My condolences to his friends and family.

Update: The hiker has been identified as Thomas L. Dunn of San Jose California.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I'm not sure why, but I felt like i should comment. My brother was the best friend in the news story that attempted CPR for Tom Dunn. I just wanted to say thank you for all who have given their condolences and prayers. Tom was a strong Christian, and although his friends and family know that he is in heaven right now, it's still very hard to lose such an amazing person in our lives. Please keep the prayers coming.