Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Three Fingers

Three Fingers, originally uploaded by jasonracey.

Three hikers planning to spend the night in the three fingers lookout tower were caught in unfortunate weather on the way up. A rescue is being attempted.

DARRINGTON -- The search for three teenagers on Three Fingers mountain is continuing this morning as officials fear the boys may be succumbing to the weather.

Still, reached by phone early this morning, the boys told emergency dispatchers they were doing OK, officials said.

During limited cell phone communication with the boys, one 16, the others 17, their speech sounded slurred, one sign they could be suffering from hypothermia, Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said. Two of the boys are from Arlington, the third is from elsewhere in Snohomish County.

It sounds like rescuers will get them down today.

Update: Rescuers reached the boys. They are helping them warm up so they can walk out. Good news.

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