One of two people rescued from a trail in mountainous terrain in southwest Washington state is from Springfield, authorities said Wednesday.
Skamania County, Wash., Undersheriff Dave Cox told a reporter via phone that Kyla Arnold, who along with hiking partner Matt Margiotta, were rescued via helicopter from the Pacific Crest Trail roughly 10 miles west of Mount Adams. The two had been hiking and called for help Tuesday, reporting they were lost.
Cox said the area they were rescued sits at an elevation of roughly 5,500 feet.
According to the Associated Press, deep snow forced ground searchers to turn back earlier in the day Tuesday.
In a statement Tuesday, Cox had said the two hikers were being flown to Portland, Ore. He said they apparently didn't need any medical care.
Skamania County sits roughly 40 miles east of Portland, Ore., on the Washington side of the Columbia River. The county entails a large area of mountainous terrain, including Mount St. Helens, which erupted in 1980. Most of the county is home to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.