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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mount Rainier rescuers practice for the inevitable

Aviators fly the CH-47D Chinook helicopter at 8,500 feet, practicing a live hoist extraction below the 14,411-foot summit of Mount Rainier on Wednesday. A test dummy simulating a hiker was lowered on a stretcher, tended to medically and hoisted back up within an hour.