Two hikers missing on Mount Pilchuck

  • Sat Apr 10th, 2010 10:56pm
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Herald staff

GRANITE FALLS — Search and rescue crews on Saturday were looking for two 18-year-old hikers missing on Mount Pilchuck.

The pair were hiking with another man and were separated, Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Rick Hawkins said. The third man made it out to the trailhead and called for help about 6 p.m.

The last known location of the hikers was near the old ski lift, Hawkins said. He didn’t know how equipped the hikers were.

Rescuers were using a helicopter before night fell. Teams equipped to work in snow conditions also were called.

Temperatures in the area were expected to dip into mid-30s overnight, according to the National Weather Service Web site.