Rescuers Lead 2 Snowboarders Off Mount Rainier
The two had been stuck on the 14,410-foot mountain since Sunday after getting lost in whiteout conditions and digging a snow cave for protection. They called 911 for help.
Snook says 30 rescuers working in five-member teams went out Tuesday through snow 2 to 4 feet deep. It was so soft members had to take turns "swimming through the snow" to break a trail.
Tyndall is from Sumner, Wash., and Dale is from Indiana. Tyndall and Dale were snowboarding Sunday near Camp Muir, a climbers’ layover at about the 10,000-foot level of Mount Rainier. They became lost in a snowstorm with high winds that created whiteout conditions.
Thomas Dale (left) and Derek Tyndall (right)
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