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July 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Two hikers found after search in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Two teens, who had been missing, are safe and embrace with the helicopter pilots that spotted them and flew them to Bandera Air Field. (Photo by Jake Whittenberg / KING 5)

Two teens, who had been missing, are safe. They are shown here, embracing with the helicopter pilots who spotted them and flew them to Bandera Air Field. (Photo by Jake Whittenberg / KING 5)

UPDATE 8 a.m. | The two missing teens, believed to be in good condition, were found this morning and were flown to Bandera Air Field. according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Previous post | The search for two teens missing after a day hike Sunday has been suspended for the night, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The search will resume early Tuesday morning.

Ricardo Perez, an 18-year-old Kamiak High School graduate from Edmonds, and Brian Chim, a 19-year-old University of Washington student from Mukilteo, went on a hike to the Mason Lake area in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The two left at 7 a.m. Sunday, and when they didn’t return that night, their parents reported them missing. The search began Monday morning.

The two hikers are described as inexperienced. The trails are wide and well-used this time of year, according to the sheriff’s office. Detective Jason Stanley of the sheriff’s office said there are a lot of hikers in the area where the two went missing, which made the search more difficult.

“There are so many hikers up there, which may work against us,” Stanley said. “We haven’t found anything.”

Perez was wearing shorts and a light blue jacket and is about 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds. Chim was last seen wearing a purple T-shirt, khaki shorts and carrying a black backpack. He is 5-foot-7 and about 170 pounds.

The sheriff’s office is asking anybody who was hiking in this area Sunday and Monday to call 206-296-3311 if they saw either of the teens hiking in the area.

Comments | Topics: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Kamiak High School, Missing hikers;

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