October 18—Two hikers and their small dog were rescued after spending nearly two hours on a 120 foot cliff in Discovery Park.
At 6:49 p.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center from two hikers who were trapped on a steep sandy hillside on the South side of Discovery Park in Magnolia. The hikers hiked down to the beach and were walking along the sand when the high tide rolled in forcing the pair and their dog up a steep muddy brush-filled trail. Also as the sun set, the pair could not find a way back up the hill in the pitch black darkness.
Magnolia Engine Company 41 arrived first to make verbal contact with the pair. The Technical Rescue Team set up a series of rope lines and lowered firefighters approximately 300 feet from the top of the cliff down to the hikers. Also, the Chief Seattle Fire Boat responded down below the hikers. King County Sheriff’s Guardian One responded by air.
A Seattle Police Officer hiked up from down below and was able to reach the hikers first and lead them down to the waiting Fire Boat. The boat took the hikers and their small dog to the Lighthouse where they were examined by Medics and found to have no injuries. The Medics transported the pair to their SUV.