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Search and rescue crews looked for overdue hiker near Mt. Baker Ski Area

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Sgt. Scott Huso of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office describes several incidents over the past year that required specialized search and rescue skills, and lists the various agencies and volunteer groups that help when someone is missing or need
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Sgt. Scott Huso of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office describes several incidents over the past year that required specialized search and rescue skills, and lists the various agencies and volunteer groups that help when someone is missing or need

The Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council announced in a Facebook post about 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, that a search and rescue mission for an overdue hiker at the Mt. Baker Ski Area has been completed, with additional details to be released through the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

The rescue group posted to Facebook at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, that a search and rescue team had been deployed.

A follow-up post by the rescue council in the comments section made at 11:04 p.m. said that the search had been suspended for the night and was scheduled to resume Wednesday morning.

“Search area is mostly technical terrain,” the follow-up comment said. “Weather moving in.”

A third post made at 12:41 p.m. Wednesday, said the council had five teams in the field.

Whatcom County Undersheriff Doug Chadwick confirmed the active search to The Bellingham Herald and said the sheriff’s office would provide an update on the status of the missing hiker later.

This story will be updated.

David Rasbach joined The Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.
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