• 2 Boy Scouts, 2 adults missing on Mount Baker found safe

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff , Alison Grande

    Updated:

    Two 13-year-olds and two adults who were missing on Mount Baker Monday morning have been found safe.

    The group was found around 9:30 a.m. Monday on the summit, 10,700 feet up, and were airlifted off of the mountain to Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham and later to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

    KIRO 7's Rob Munoz says visibility issues prevented the group from coming down on Sunday, and they were forced to spend the night in below freezing temperatures. 

    It was a U.S. Customs air unit that found the group, they were located using forward looking infrared technology.

    A crew from NAS Whidbey Island was able to land on the summit and rescue the scouts and their leaders.

    The group was suffering from extreme hypothermia when they were found. 

    They were in the area of Glacier Creek Road and attempting to summit from the north face, the Bellingham Herald reported.

    Mount Baker is in Whatcom County and part of the North Cascades, about 120 miles northeast of Seattle.

    The 13-year-old boy scouts were listed in serious condition in ICU on Monday afternoon. A hospital spokesperson said they are expected to make a full recovery.

    The scout leaders, a man and a woman, were transported to Harborview in ambulances from Peace Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham.

    The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office says the scouts were from a troop  in Seattle. KIRO-7 reached out to the Chief Seattle Council of Boy Scouts of America and is still waiting to hear back.


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