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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Lynnell McFarland was found and is being treated in Chelan County
68-year old Lynell McFarland, the subject of a missing persons Silver Alert since she disappeared Thursday evening, was found at the scene of an apparent one-vehicle accident near Blewett Pass along highway 97 last night. She was transported to Wenatchee for hospitalization.
Ms. McFarland’s family turned to local law enforcement and to social media to help find her using location information gleaned from her cell phone. Her car was finally spotted on Monday evening by an employee of the state Department of Transportation; it had slid and rolled around 100 feet from the roadway and was 30-40 feet down a ravine over a creek. A Chelan county Sheriff’s Deputy rappeled down the ravine to contact her and found her conscious and responsive; a technical rescue team from Chelan county responded to extract her from her severely damaged vehicle and brought her to a waiting ambulance.
Mrs. McFarland sustained injuries in the collision and was hypothermic when found but is expected to recover. Our office is grateful for the assistance of the public and other agencies and especially for the proactivity of Mrs. McFarland’s family in helping to find and rescue her.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.