Research student rescued from tree in eastern Washington after encountering wolves July 13, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE: A 72- pound female wolf from Oregon's Minam Pack, after being radio-collared on June 3, 2014. Photo courtesy of ODFW.
(OKANOGAN COUNTY, WA) –- Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says a research student was rescued yesterday from high atop a tree after coming across some wolves northeast of Winthrop, Washington.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review reported that the student called dispatchers around 12:30 p.m. Thursday saying she was about 30 feet up a tree with wolves surrounding it near the Tiffany Spring Campground.
The woman told dispatchers she’d been surveying the area and went up the tree after encountering the wolves.
The sheriff’s office sent in a helicopter rescue crew which landed and rescued the student without incident, according to the report.