Monday, February 19, 2007

Thank Goodness. Another Mt. Hood Diversion

3 Mt. Hood Climbers Await Rescue

From the NY Times, Via AP...

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) -- Three climbers who fell from a ledge on snowy Mount Hood were huddled in their sleeping bags early Monday as rescuers waited for daybreak to zero in on their position despite blowing snow and ferocious winds.

Rescuers reached the general area where the three climbers had found shelter behind rocks earlier Monday, a day after the climbers fell, said Russell Gubele, who was coordinating communications for the rescue operation.

''They're not far away from the climbers,'' he said.

Look for FauxNews to be on this one 24/7 .


Okay, so they got down fast.
I am glad for them.

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) -- Three climbers who tumbled off a ledge on Mount Hood were taken away in an ambulance after they hiked down much the state's highest peak with their rescuers -- and a dog who may have saved their lives.

''We're soaking wet and freezing,'' said one of two rescued women as she walked from a tracked snow vehicle to an ambulance. Authorities have not released their names, and it was unclear where the ambulance was taking them.

Rescuers using an electronic locating device found the three climbers and their black Labrador, Velvet, in the White River Canyon on Monday morning, where they had holed up overnight at about 7,400 feet, officials said.

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