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US Navy Crew Rescues Injured Skier from Washington's Mount Baker

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A US Navy crew rescued a skier who fell into a deep crevasse at more than 8,000 feet on Mount Baker, Washington, on Sunday, June 4.The 58-year-old British Columbia man suffered head, chest and spine injuries and was taken to a hospital in Bellingham, the Navy reported. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Ronald Veperts, according to a news report. His climbing party was able to get him out of the crevasse, but they were unable to move him further.Rescuers were lowered from a Naval helicopter to examine Veperts before he was hoisted aboard the helicopter and taken the the hospital.It is at least the third incident in the North Cascades and the second Naval rescue on Mount Baker in two weeks, the news report said.This video shows the rescue.

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