Video: Snohomish County Search and Rescue unit saves two men in Skagit County

Sep 26, 2022, 4:06 PM
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Two men were rescued by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office's Search and Rescue unit in Skagit County on Monday morning. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office via Twitter)
(Snohomish County Sheriff's Office via Twitter)

Two men were rescued by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue unit in Skagit County on Monday morning.

The Snohomish County Sheriff shared dramatic footage of the helicopter rescue on their Twitter page.

Around 9:00 p.m. Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit was notified of a missing single-engine aircraft with one pilot and one passenger on board. The plane left the Concrete airport around 2:00 p.m. and was expected to arrive in Snohomish that afternoon. The plane never arrived and was last seen by another pilot near Sedro Woolley, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

WSDOT Aviation Emergency Services flew a Cessna over the area Sunday evening attempting to locate a signal from the plane. Around midnight, WSDOT picked up a locator beacon signal near Lake Cavanaugh.

At 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office rescue helicopter, SnoHawk10, flew towards Lake Cavanaugh. Shortly after, WSDOT Aviation Emergency Services fixed wing located the plane crash site in a heavily wooded area.

The pilot and the passenger, 78-year-old and 79-year-old brothers, had walked nearly one mile along a creek bed that night, to a clearing in the woods.

Both men did not have any serious injuries as a result of the plane crash.

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Video: Snohomish County Search and Rescue unit saves two men in Skagit County