CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. – A 21-year-old Eatonville woman has died after she fell into a crevasse as she was hiking in the Aasgard Pass area southwest of Leavenworth.
The woman was hiking with her boyfriend and two others when she slid down the snow face and disappeared over the edge into an opening about 5 feet wide, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman screamed and when her boyfriend went to help he saw a 45-degree cut under the snow pack that led into a crevasse with a large volume of water running underneath. He was unable to reach her.
Search and Rescue teams from Chelan County, King County, Snohomish County and Whidbey Island Naval Air Base were called in and Whidbey Island Naval Air Base launched their helicopter.
At least 30 people were working on the search Sunday afternoon.