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UPDATE: Search crews locate two snowboarders stranded on Mount Rainier

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SEATTLE (AP) - Searchers have reached a pair of snowboarders who had been stranded on Mount Rainier for two nights in fresh snow that was chest-deep in places.

National park spokesman Lee Snook said 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale didn't appear to have frostbite or other injuries when rescuers reached them around 11 a.m.

Rescuers gave the men warm liquids and were assessing them to determine if they could walk back down the mountain on their own. The hike was just a few miles, but conditions were treacherous.

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.

Rescuers first spotted the men Monday but couldn't immediately hike to them because of darkness and avalanche danger.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)



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SEATTLE (AP) - A national park spokeswoman says searchers have located two snowboarders who spent two nights on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm.

Mount Rainier National Park's Lee Snook says searchers are in contact with the two men and are making their way to them. She did not have other details, including their condition.

She says it could be a while before the snowboarders get off the mountain, depending on whether they can walk out on their own or need help.

The men - 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale - were lost Sunday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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