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Hope fading fast for 4 missing on Rainier

UPDATE, Tuesday, 9:20 p.m. –

The chances of finding four missing people alive on Mount Rainier are “very minimal, minimum to none,” park spokesman Patti Wold said Tuesday.

Heavy snow and winds gusting faster than 90 mph prevented searching on Tuesday and the park decide Monday to start scaling down the search.

Missing are two campers and two climbers, both more than a week overdue. Mark Vucich, 37, of San Diego and Michelle Trojanowksi, 30 of Atlanta, planned to conclude their camping trip on the Muir snowfield on Jan. 15.

Sork Yang of Springfield, Ore., and Seol Hee Jin of

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Three aircraft join search for people stranded on Mount Rainier


Searchers have yet to find any sign of two groups of people stranded on Mount Rainier by the recent storms.

Park spokeswoman Patti Wold said the search crews have yet to return from the field, but they had not reported any findings.


Two helicopters and a plane have joined 40 people on the ground as the search continues today for four people stranded on Mount Rainier for more than a week.

A break in the weather this morning has allowed a Chinook helicopter from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and a Bell 206 helicopter from

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