UPDATE: Two Snowboarders, One from Sumner, Recovered from Mt. Rainier

The two snowboarders stuck on Mt. Rainier during a snowstorm on Sunday have been found in good health.


TUES., NOV. 13, 11:25 a.m.

Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale have been recovered with no signs of injury.

TUES., NOV. 13, 10 a.m.

The search continues today for Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale. About 30 people set out this morning around 7:45 a.m. and dog teams are on standby. The weather is not good enough for a helicopter landing, The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Wind levels on Mt. Rainier are high and two inches of snow is expected today. Crews are hopeful they will reach the two men.


Two snowboarders are still stuck at Mt. Rainier Monday night following a snowstorm on Sunday.

According to KOMO News, two young men who were out snowboarding called 911 4:30 p.m. Sunday, asking for help in blizzard conditions. Rescue crews were unable to help them Sunday night due to conditions and the two were told to hunker down.

The snowboarders have been identified as 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale. Tyndall is reported to be a resident of Sumner. They reportedly have wilderness experience but didn't have any camping equipment.

They are thought to be near McClure Rock, which is about 7,500 feet up to Camp Muir. Rescue crews will attempt to reach them again Tuesday. The two were able to contact rescue crews Monday night and appear to be in good health.


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