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Deputies Rescue Missing Hiker on Manashtash Ridge

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Kittitas County Sheriff Deputies say they have rescued a teenager from Ellensburg who went missing on Manashtash Ridge. 

Deputies say fellow hikers reported 19-year-old Melanie Swanson missing around 9 PM on Tuesday, when she left the hiking trail after her dog ran off.

Deputies say with the help of EMS and civilian crews, they found her a short time later along the Westberg Trail. 

Rescue crews say Swanson had apparently fallen down a steep embankment and went in and out of consciousness. Paramedics took her to the hospital for treatment.

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