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Feb 19, 2012, 2:17 AM
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After harrowing fall, a rescuer becomes the rescued
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http://heraldnet.com/...215/NEWS01/702159884

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The microwave oven-sized chunk of rock gave way.

Then, Miles Mcdonough remembers falling.

The Seattle man, then 29, landed 70 feet below from where he'd been climbing on the north face of Mount Stuart in Chelan County.

He didn't know it then, but in addition to visible cuts and bruises, he'd suffered a concussion, a broken shoulder, fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

His climbing buddy, Matt Hoffmann, 33, of Lynnwood, knew he couldn't help his friend alone. He headed down the 9,415-foot mountain in search of help.



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Wow, that is an amazing rescue story all around. That the first guy survived, that his climbing partner free soloed down, the helicopter, the climbing crew . . . wow!


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