Injured Snowmobiler

Search & Rescue Press Release



Incident Reported: Injured Snowmobiler


Incident Number:   14C04569


Date / Time:             3-29-2014, @ 1200 Hrs.

Location:                   Chinook Pass (Little Naches)


Contact person:      Sgt. George Town              Phone: 574-2535 / 728-0788




Yakima County Search & Rescue (Snow mobile team) & Upper Valley Fire Dept.’s. Snow team (Nile & Naches & Naches Hts.) 

The combined teams assisted Kittitas County with a rescue of an injured snowmobiler in the little Naches area on Sunday afternoon.


Kittitas County received the call of the injured subject up Forest Service road 1901, near “Lilly pond”.   This area is in Kittitas County, but they requested our assistance as the access is much closer for the Yakima teams to get to.



The snowmobiler had gone over an approx. 10 foot snow drift, crashing into the hill on the other side.  The subject suffered leg/hip injury and was, unable to move.  EMT/ Paramedics from the Snow Rescue units made it to the patient and were able to treat & stabilize him at the location. He was transported out in a rescue sled to the Little Naches road where he was then transferred to an awaiting Ambulance (AMR).


The subject, a 30 year old male from Naches was then transported to Yakima Memorial Hospital for further treatment.


Kittitas County Deputies had responded from Ellensburg and took over the investigation.


George Town

Sergeant / Special Operations

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office

574-2535 Office

728-0788 Cell