Crews locate missing hikers in Mount Rainier National Park

Two hikers in Mount Rainier National Park who were reported missing after they failed to return from a trip Sunday were located Monday evening.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said just before 9:45 p.m. that the search crews were working on a plan to bring the hikers down the trail to safety.

The missing hikers are a 42-year-old man from Lakewood and a 43-year-old man from Olympia.

Rangers located their car by the Carbon River ranger station and initiated a search Monday morning. The hikers are believed to be on the Mother Mountain Trail along the northwest corner of the park.

Volunteers and search and rescue deputies from Pierce County helped in the search efforts.

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