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Incorporated in 1948, Seattle Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization of seasoned alpinists dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. It specializes in mountainous terrain searches and high angle rescues, primarily in King County, Washington. It is a fully-accredited member of the Mountain Rescue Association and the King County Search and Rescue Association.

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Working with our friends at Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) to get Frankie back to the Denny Creek trailhead after she took a tumble off the trail this afternoon... ... See MoreSee Less

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Seattle Mountain RescueFrankie is back at the trailhead and on her way to the vet. We will let everyone know how she's doing when we hear.14 hours ago   ·  42
Jennifer Morris LawsonAwesome Job! I work for KOMO any other information on the rescue and how the dog is doing. Was he hurt?16 hours ago   ·  2
Holly TitusGreat work! There's a FB page full of lady hikers pulling for a safe rescue!!16 hours ago   ·  30
Jodi L. DorichGo job to all involved!!! Another good reason to support these great groups!!! I'm so happy your fury baby is coming down!!! I'm in tears...please post his status!!16 hours ago   ·  4
Shannon SchultzYay! I saw her owner post online earlier and she was so panicked! Thanks for your work out there!16 hours ago   ·  18
Donna KelleyThanks for being Awesome and caring for our fur babies!!3 hours ago   ·  1
Deirdre Kayne MimuraSo glad she's okay! Many friends of Frankie and her family were waiting for this good news!15 hours ago   ·  4
Tracy BrighamSaw you guys up there- thanks so much for all you do!!!14 hours ago   ·  3
Jen RapleeThank you so much!!! We adore Frankie and are so happy she's safe.15 hours ago   ·  2
Karen SoineI love that they rescued a dog! They r our faithful companions on the trail.13 hours ago   ·  2
Roland MuellerI don't recall ever rescuing a dog before. But, that's cool too!14 hours ago   ·  2
Melanie LockhartPraise the Lord!! I saw dear Frankie's owner post about this after it happened. So glad to hear this rescue took place!!15 hours ago   ·  1
Beth HenkesYou guys are awesome! Thanks for all you do, glad to see she is safe!15 hours ago   ·  1
Theresa HillermanOh that Frankie looks like a really sweet dog! So cool you could save him.14 hours ago   ·  1
Malia JuarezSo amazing! Great work, wishing Frankie a quick recovery!15 hours ago   ·  1
Kathryn ParksThank you for saving people and our furbabies too!14 hours ago   ·  1
Barbara BonnerGrace Norman Sixtine Gurrey they got Frankie safely off the trail!15 hours ago   ·  2
Allison AllisonFrankie!!!!! So happy they got you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ happy healing. Hope your people give you lots of extra treats and belly scratches ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️16 hours ago   ·  1
Christina Shugart EudySo glad and relieved this pup is safe! So scary!14 hours ago   ·  2
Rachel ThompsonYay!!!! I'm so happy they saved the pup!16 hours ago   ·  2
Jessica Ellis GorrellThank you so much for rescuing Frankie! 🐶❤️🐶15 hours ago   ·  1
Kimberly GlockLove y'all. Thank you for everything.11 hours ago   ·  1
Dee Ann McNayYay! Thank you rescuers!!!14 hours ago   ·  2
Holly Husom DavisonWoo hoo! Thank you SMR and WSART!16 hours ago   ·  2
Jessica MooreI'm so glad he's okay!16 hours ago   ·  1

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