SEATTLE — Relatives say two 19-year-old Seattle women are among those unaccounted for after the deadly earthquake in Nepal.
KOMO-TV reported that family members say Bailey Meola and Sydney Schumacher were trekking in the Langtang Valley when the magnitude 7.8 quake hit last Saturday.
Sydney’s mother, Diane Schumacher, said Monday that waiting for word is “excruciating.”
The parents say both young women are experienced hikers, trained in first aid and CPR.
Bailey’s mother, Rachelle Brown, says she’s optimistic.
The girls have been traveling the world after graduating from Seattle’s Garfield High School in 2014.
Both families have been in contact with U.S. State Department.