Search resumes for 2 snowboarders on Mount RainierNovember 13, 2012 @ 8:40 am
LONGMIRE, Wash. (AP) - The search has resumed for two snowboarders stranded in heavy snow on Mount Rainier.
National Park spokeswoman Lee Snook at Longmire says six five-member teams went out Tuesday morning. Each is led by a ranger. Team members include mountain rescue volunteers from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.
She says the team members take turns "swimming" through snow 2 to 4 feet deep to break a trail.
They headed toward the spot near McClure Rock where the two men were spotted Monday before darkness and dangerous conditions forced rescuers back. They were within a half-mile and waving at each other.
The men _ 21-year-old Derek Tyndall of Sumner and 20-year-old Thomas Dale of Indiana (hometown believed to be Fort Wayne) _ went snowboarding Sunday and weren't equipped to stay overnight.
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