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Olympic National Park identifies Bremerton hiker hurt on coast

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A 60-year-old hiker who broke his ankle on the Olympic National Park coastline near the old Starbuck Mine and was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Sunday has been identified as Kenneth E. Donleycott of Bremerton.

A park ranger rendered first aid at the scene and requested Coast Guard assistance through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.

The ranger provided Donleycott's name through park spokeswoman Barb Maynes.

A Coast Guard air crew launched from Port Angeles aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at about 3:50 p.m. and safely hoisted the man aboard.

The aircrew transported Donleycott back to Port Angeles and transferred him in stable condition to waiting emergency medical services at about 5:30 p.m.

Coast Guard officials would not release Donleycott's name or hometown Monday, citing agency policy on closed cases.

The Peninsula Daily News filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Coast Guard on Monday.

Maynes said Donleycott had to be airlifted because the 11-foot seas were too high for a water rescue, and the terrain was too rugged for a land transport.

Starbuck Mine — an old gold mine — is located on the coast near Cedar Creek, north of Cape Johnson and LaPush.

Last modified: January 22. 2014 7:11AM
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