After an intensive four-day search of Mt. Teneriffe, including overnight searches and the use of horses, canines, ATV’s and helicopters to access rough terrain and deep woods, Search and Rescue crews located missing hiker, Kimberly Haines and her dog Rainey.
She was airlifted out of the remote area by KCSO Guardian Helicopter and transported to Torguson Park in North Bend where her friends and family were waiting.
When she was initially located, crews were worried about a possible serious head injury, but in the end she only suffered minor injuries after four days lost in the wilderness in high temperatures. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital after emerging from her helicopter transport with a smile – walking on her own to the waiting aid car.
Thank you to all the Search and Rescue members who participated in the huge mission. Crews from around the Puget Sound region responded in order to keep the mission going 24 hours a day with fresh volunteers.
North Bend photographer Mary Miller was on the ground at Torguson Park when Haines arrived. She has allowed us to share her happy photos. Thank you Mary.
Seattle resident and teacher, Haines, went missing on Mt. Teneriffe on Monday, July 31st after heading to the area for a 15-mile trail hike/jog with her dog. On Thursday, August 3rd, cell phone data tracked her general location. Crews were transported by helicopter to the remote area where they finally made contact with her near Crater Lake.