First responders rescue injured swimmer at Green River Gorge

Firefighters wheeled the patient up 300 feet from the riverbank to a nearby trail.

The Enumclaw Fire Department, along three other first responder agencies, rescued an injured swimmer at the Green River Gorge Resort on Sunday, July 7.

According to Puget Sound Fire posts on X, the swimmer was located on the riverbank, but it was too far down for first responders to rescue him easily.

Instead, firefighters used wheeled stokes and multiple rope systems to being the patient up from the river to the trail, about 300 feet up.

The condition of the swimmer is unknown at this time, but KOMO News reported they were able to be treated after they were secured.

South King Fire & Rescue and King Count Medic One also contributed to the rescue.