Snowmobiler airlifted after crashing into tree near Hyak

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. - An Explorer Scout from Snoqualmie was injured Saturday when his snowmobile slammed into trees at the Gold Creek Snowpark near Hyak, said witnesses at the scene.

KOMO sales manager Bob Boyd was snowmobiling in the area and helped with the rescue effort.

Boyd says the young man, about 20 years old, was snowmobiling with a group of about 20 other Scouts when he lost control of his snowmobile and crashed into a tree.

A search-and-rescue crew came to his aid and carried him down about a two-mile trail, where a helicopter flew him to Harborview Medical Center.

Boyd says the crash victim had serious head and knee injuries but was conscious as he was being carried away.