Hiker survives, dies, lives

A hiker who was rescued after being lost overnight in a whiteout in Mount Rainier national park died in the emergency room but was brought back to life after his heart stopped for 45 minutes.

The Seattle Times reports that Michael Knapinski, 45 and from Woodinville, died at Harborview medical center after being airlifted off the mountain last Sunday.

After they restarted his heart, the medical team spent the entire night at his side making sure he continued to stabilize, said Dr. Nick Johnson, who’s part of Harborview’s ECMO team.