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Two Grandview hikers have been found

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SKAMANIA COUNTY, WA - Two sisters form Grandview are now safe after being stuck in a ravine for two nights. 38-year-old Paula M. Bailes and her sister 22-year-old Madison E. Sartain decided to go for a hiking trip in the Trapper Creek wilderness area near Carson Washington.

The sisters left for their trip on Saturday and were supposed to return on Sunday afternoon, but when they did not return their mother called the Skamania County Sheriff's Office and reported them missing. On Monday a full ground and aerial search was done in hopes of finding the sisters, but it was not until Tuesday morning, when friends and family joined the search that the two were found.

"The person that found them was Mrs. Bailes husband," said Pat Bond, undersheriff at the Skamania County Sheriff's Office. "He was able to back track on the trail, heard them screaming for help and located them."

Bond said the trip for the sisters was normal up until they decided to return and the trail gave way sending both of them tumbling down into a deep ravine. When the two sisters were found they were weak and tired, but besides that Bond said they were in good condition.

He adds that this type of situation was unavoidable, but the two were prepared to stay overnight so they did have extra supplies and extra food. Bond said the sisters did everything correct before they went hiking by telling people where they were going, where they were parking and when they would be back.

Sartain told NBC Right Now that her and her sister are extremely tired and very happy to be home and would like to thank the Skamania County Sheriff's Office and search and rescue crews. 
 
 

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