SEATTLE – Two people out hiking with their dog in Discovery Park Friday got a bit more exercise than they expected. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said that the hikers had gone down a hillside on the south side of Discovery Park and were walking along the beach when the high tide rolled in, and forced them and their dog up a steep, muddy trail. They called 911 around 7 p.m. to report that they were trapped and couldn’t find their way up the hill. Moore said that it was past sunset and the hikers were in pitch black darkness.
Seattle firefighters responded with their Techincal Rescue Team, which deployed rope lines and lowered firefighters approximately 300 feet from the top of the cliff, down to the stranded hikers.
A Seattle police officer hiked up from the beach, reaching the pair and leading them and their dog down to the Chief Seattle fire boat. Medics checked out the hikers and they were found to be fine.