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Search & Rescue Press Release


Incident Reported:         Missing / Overdue Hikers

Incident Number:           11-13434

Date / Time:                   8-31-2011, 0330 Hrs

Location:                        Mt Adams

Contact person:             Sgt. George Town                   Phone: 574-2535



At 0333 Hrs this morning Yakima Sheriffs Office received a request for Search & Rescue at Mt Adams.  There were 2 Female climbers that were overdue / possibly missing. 

At first light Central Washington Mt. Rescue from the Yakima Sheriff Office, headed out to the South Climb trail at the mountain.  Once on the mountain, the team began a search near the “South Butte & lower Crescent Glacier.”  A Mutual aid request was made and a SAR team from Klickitat County and USFS climbing rangers from Mt Adams joined in the Search.

The teams were able to locate the 2 missing climbers at the upper end of the Glacier.
The climbers ages 25 and 22 are from the Portland, OR area and are reported to be in good shape. The 2 apparently missed the “South Climb” trail coming off the “lunch counter area.”

The subject’s families were standing by at the Mt Adams ranger station they are headed up to the “Cold Springs camp” where the South Climb Trail ends to be reunited with their love ones. 

George Town
Search & Rescue Coordinator


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