Morning Helicopter Signals Good News in Search for Missing Teens

King County Sheriffs Office (KCSO) Guardian 1 helicopter was in the Snoqualmie Valley skies again this morning, but today’s aviation activity signaled good news in the search for two missing teenage boys.

The 18 and 19-years olds were reported missing by their parents after not returning from a Sunday hike in the Mason Lake area (Alpine Lakes Wilderness) west of masonlakesearchSnoqualmie Pass.

Search and Rescue crews began the search on foot and by air Monday, July 1, 2013, and headed back out this morning when the two teens were located around 7AM, about 7-miles from the trailhead.

Around 7:45AM, they were transported out of the Snoqualmie Pass area by KCSO Guardian 1 helicopter and taken to Bandera Air Field, located 14 miles east of North Bend and utilized as a vital emergency airport.

According to Komo News, crews were  debriefing the teens to find out exactly what happened.

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