Lake Viviane rescue 1

A 28-year-old hiker from Montana was rescued Monday from The Enchantments after becoming trapped by a boulder.

LEAVENWORTH — A Montana man was rescued Monday from The Enchantments after he was pinned beneath a refrigerator-sized boulder near Lake Viviane.

Rescuers used extrication equipment normally used in vehicle collisions to lift the boulder off 28-year-old hiker Ben Delahunty and then transported him to a hospital about eight hours after a hiking partner called for help.

Lake Viviane rescue 2

A rescuer rapells a cliff face Monday near Lake Viviane where a 28-year-old hiker was pinned beneath a boulder.

Pete O’Cain: (509) 664-7152


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Pete O’Cain is a graduate of Central Washington University and served in the Marines Corps. He previously covered public safety and led The World's wildfire coverage.

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