A 51 year old Portland man suffered a broken leg Sunday while climbing in the Dragontail Peak area near Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Sgt. Kent Sisson with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office identified the injured man as David Wade. Sisson said Rivercom received a call from Wade’s climbing partner about 11am reporting the injury had occurred about 4 hours earlier. The climbing partner had to hike out to receive a cellular signal to make the call.
Sisson sais a Chelan County Sheriff’s Office helicopter dropped off a rescuer who was able to hike to the injured man’s location and splint the broken leg. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office assisted with a hoist equipped helicopter and lifted the injured man and the first responder off the mountain by 3:30pm. to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery helipad. Wade was transported to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth for treatment and listed in stable condition.