Rescue teams find missing Boy Scouts on Mt. Baker in Washington State

Rescue teams find missing Boy Scouts on Mt. Baker in Washington State

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Rescue teams find missing Boy Scouts on Mt. Baker in Washington State

Two Boy Scouts and two adult troop leaders who were reported missing Sunday afternoon on Mount Baker in Washington State have been found alive.

The Olympian reported that the climbers, including two 13-year-old boys, were rescued high on the slopes of the 10,781-foot peak Monday at 9:30 a.m. They were suffering from hypothermia and airlifted to a local hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The climbers had been attempting to summit Mt. Baker via its north face. Photo: Wikipedia

Q13 Fox reported that the climbers, who were part of a troop from Seattle, spent Sunday night hunkered in a cave.

Deputy Mark Jilk of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department told KOMO News that the climbers had been trying to summit the peak at night via its north face. Jilk added that the climbers were not experienced.

Temperatures on Mt. Baker, a glaciated volcano in the Cascade range, dipped as low as 14 degrees, with some snow, on Sunday night.

–Image is courtesy of Wikipedia

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