33 years later: Rich Marriott's photos of St. Helens eruption

33 years later: Rich Marriott's photos of St. Helens eruption

Credit: KING 5 / Rich Marriott

KING 5 meterologist Rich Marriott was an avalanche meteorologist for the U.S. Forest Service when the eruption occurred. Rich surveyed the mountain days before it erupted. Four days after the eruption occurred, Rich rode along with rescue teams in Army Chinook helicopters looking for survivors. "It looked like a scene out of hell," describes Rich, "because you would see all those fumerals and steam vents."

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Posted on May 18, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 4:30 PM

KING 5 meterologist Rich Marriott was an avalanche meteorologist for the U.S. Forest Service when the eruption occurred. Rich surveyed the mountain days before it erupted. Four days after the eruption occurred, Rich rode along with rescue teams in Army Chinook helicopters looking for survivors.

"It looked like a scene out of hell," describes Rich, "because you would see all those fumerals and steam vents."

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