Volcano Rescue Team assists injured skier at Mount St. Helens


Ten members of the Volcano Rescue Team assisted an injured skier off of the winter climbing route of Mount St. Helens over the new year weekend.

“The party with the subject was well equipped and made a makeshift litter using skies, transporting the subject down to (the) treeline where VRT members were able to intercept the party and continue the transport in our snowmobile patient litter,” stated the team on social media.  

The Volcano Rescue Team thanked the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office for its management of the incident and Silver Star Search and Rescue who happened to be in the area and were able to reach the person first to assist.