Rope teams rescue a woman who fell below the Kummer Bridge. Photo Courtesy Kyle Ohashi

Woman rescued along Green River

Rope teams were brought to the Kummer Bridge after a woman fell from a trail above the Green River.

Several regional rope rescue teams were brought to the Kummer Bridge, 36800 Enumclaw-Black Diamond Road SE, at 4:30 p.m. after an adult female fell approximately 60 feet from a trail above the Green River.

The woman, who only suffered minor injuries, was with one other person when she slipped off the trail that runs under the bridge. The woman did not fall all the way to the water.

When firefighters arrived, they found a man on the bridge who led them to the woman. She was able to talk to the first responders when they called down to her. The first team to rappel to her confirmed that she had no life-threatening injuries.

It took the rescue teams approximately one hour to get the woman back up to the trail using a hoisting system due to the heavy brush and trees growing on the hillside. More than technical rescue firefighters were part of the incident.

The patient was transported to a local hospital by ambulance after being evaluated by King County Medic One.

This was the second rescue in recent days at the bridge. On August 1, two teens and two adults fell from the trail in the same area. Those four also suffered only minor injuries, but had to be brought back to the trail by firefighters using a hoisting system.

In addition to Enumclaw Fire and King County Medic One, the following departments assisted in the rescue:

Maple Valley Fire

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Renton RFA

Valley RFA

King County Sheriff’s Office

Washington State Patrol

This was the second rescue near the Kummer Bridge this week. On Tuesday, Aug. 1, two adults and two teenagers were rescued from after falling 15 feet.

Editor’s note:

This release was written by Capt. Kyle Ohashi from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. It was written for the lead agency, the Enumclaw Fire Department.

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