Search and Rescue teams have found two stranded snowmobilers in Mount Rainier National Park and are working to bring them to safety.
King County officials said the 44-year-old man and his 41-year-old girlfriend were out on a popular snowmobiling trail near Blowout Mountain Sunday and were heading back to Twin Camps when they were caught up in whiteout conditions. [MAP]
They dug a snow cave, built a fire and spent the night in the cave. Early Monday morning, the man hiked out to where he could get cell phone service and called for help.
He was able to send out texts to give coordinates on where they were.
Searchers found the couple at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. The woman was reportedly showing signs of hypothermia, but King County dispatchers said they apparently did not need medical attention.
Barring unforeseen issues or weather conditions, they were expected to reach base camp around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Between 40 and 50 people were involved in the search.
KING 5's Elisa Hahn contributed to this report.