[UPDATE: Safe!] Trapped Hikers and Their Rescuers Trying to Fight Their Way to Safety
Rescuers and the couple trapped at the Devil’s Punchbowl in Del Norte County have changed plans. Because of the incoming storm, the decision was made to break camp and hike through the dark and the snow to the trailhead, explained Commander Bill Steven of the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department.
On Tuesday, the couple notified law enforcement that snow had trapped them in a remote location of northeastern Del Norte County. On Wednesday attempts were made to save the couple by helicopter but poor weather conditions halted the operation. Today a six man crew hiked into the area bringing in supplies. Because it had taken so long to hike in, the first plan was to make camp. However, due to the incoming storm, the six rescuers and the hikers are headed out tonight. The hope was that they would be in to the trailhead by 11 p.m. As of 11:18 p.m., we have not heard that they have arrived.
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UPDATE 8:37 a.m.: All parties made it out as of 10:30 last night!