(All photos Jim Albert)
The rescue team composed of MWS, RFD and FSAR and MFS personel made a 13 mile snowmobile ride before connecting with the skiers. One of the 2 male skiers is seen here walking toward the snowmobiles. Cold, dehydrated and hungry, the skiers appeared otherwise in good shape.
FSAR team members supplied food and water for the hungry skiers.
3-4-2013 around 9 p.m. from FSAR president Yates:
2 MALE HIKERS ARE REPORTED TO BE MISSING ON THE BACKSIDE OF SADDLEBACK MTN. DETAILS ARE SKETCHY. ME. WARDEN SERVICE AND SADDLEBACK SKI PATROL ARE ON SCENE, BUT ARE STANDING DOWN AT THIS TIME BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS: HIGH WINDS, BLOWING SNOW, AND LIMITED VISIBILITY.
I HAVE SPOKEN TO THE WARDEN ON SCENE INDICATING THAT FSAR MEMBERS WILL BE ON STANDBY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TOWNS AWAITING A POSSIBLE CALLOUT TOMORROW MORNING, MARCH 4.I WILL UPDATE VIA CELL AND EMAIL IN THE MORNING. NO NEED TO CONTACT ME AT THIS TIME, HOPEFULLY THE SITUATION WILL BE RESOLVED