Crews team up for rescue

— A man is recovering from injuries thanks to teamwork by seven agencies.

Crews were called Sunday to the Horse Heaven Hills in the vicinity of Interstate 82 and state Highway 221, West Benton Fire and Rescue Chief Doug Merritt said.

The others were Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Fire Protection District No. 2, Fire District No. 5, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Life Flight Network and Prosser Emergency Medical Services.

It took rescuers three hours to find the 40-year-old Prosser man, who suffered a leg injury.

“This is why excellent partnerships and excellent dispatchers are needed,” Merritt said. “Job well done, team.”


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