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      Hiker with broken leg rescued in Snohomish County

      INDEX, Wash. (AP) - A Snohomish County sheriff's spokesman says a male hiker in his 50s with a broken leg has been rescued from an area near Lake Blanca south of Index, Wash.

      Lt. Jeff Brand said that off-duty nurses who happened to be in the area bandaged the man's "open leg fracture" Friday afternoon. A sheriff's helicopter picked him up and flew him to an Everett hospital.

      Brand says the man's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He was not identified.
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