Press Release


Cross country skier rescued near Cabin Creek

Kittitas County, WA - 03/11/2019 - On March 9, 2019, members of the Sheriff's Office and Kittitas County Search and Rescue were able to rescue an injured cross country skier.

Sharon Rodgers of Seattle was sking with her husband when she fell and sustained an injury on the groomed trail near the Cabin Creek snow park, about 20 miles west of Cle Elum.  Mrs. Rodgers, was unable to move and a call was placed for assistance.  Members of the Sheriff's Office along with Kittitas County Search and Rescue, Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue, and Hospital District 2 Medic One were dispatched.  Using snow rescue equipment Mrs. Rodgers was successfully extracted and transported to Swedish Hospital by ambulance.   

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Contact: Darren Higashiyama, Commander (509) 933-8206