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UPDATED: Snowmobilers stranded near Greenwater down safely

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:18 am with No Comments »
February 26, 2013 1:37 pm

Update as of 6:57 a.m.: The snowmobilers have safely reached the snow park, where a King County search and rescue team set up base camp while searching for the stranded man and woman. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Initial post: Early this morning, a search and rescue team reached two snowmobilers stranded near Greenwater for two nights. They are expected to reach base camp around 7:30 a.m.

“Both people are said to be doing well at this point,” according to King County sheriff’s spokesman Charlie Akers.

Crews reached them about 11:30 p.m. and spent some time warming the man and woman up before assisting them out of the area.

The man and woman were stranded between Blowout Mountain and Twin Camps near the King-Pierce county line Sunday after the weather turned during their trip.

The man was able to hike until he found reception to call his daughter and tell her where they were. Akers said deep snow and strong winds prevented the pair from making it safely back to their cars. The weather also created a challenge for crews trying to reach the snowmobilers.

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