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April 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM

3 lost hikers airlifted off Mount Pilchuck

Three hikers were rescued by helicopter last night after they became lost on Mount Pilchuck in Snohomish County.

The hikers had camped out on the mountain Saturday night, but became lost when they tried to hike down yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Search and rescue personnel were alerted to the situation at about 4:15 p.m. and 911 dispatchers “pinged” the cell phone of one of the hikers to get their exact location.

A Sheriff’s Office helicopter located the three hikers shortly after 6 p.m. They were airlifted off the mountain and dropped off in Verlot. No injuries were reported.

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