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Man hoisted 420′ after falling underneath state’s tallest bridge

Highsteelbridge

SHELTON — Rescue crews saved a man who became injured after sliding down an embankment under the 420-foot High Steel Bridge in the Olympic National Forest.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service and area fire departments were called to reach the man with a technical ropes rescue around 12 p.m. Tuesday, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said.

It was unknown how the man ended up underneath the highest bridge in the state, but both of his legs appeared injured, officials said.

Officials reached him around 1 p.m. and hoisted him the entire height of the bridge to safety. He was being treated by paramedics, and his immediate condition was not known.

The High Steel Bridge was built by Simpson Logging Company in 1929 and stands 420-feet above the Skokomish River.

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1 Comment

  • Joe

    They say that same trail takes at least one person a year on average. I think body count sings would be antithesis of rude.