LA PINE, OR -- Four Bend teens were rescued late Wednesday near Paulina Lake, outside of La Pine. The two 18-year-olds and two 19-year-olds called 911 at about 7:00 p.m., reporting the weather had turned and they couldn't see the trail from the hot springs due to high winds and blowing snow. Joshua Klatt says the two couples did not have any food, their clothes were wet, and they only had towels.
Deputies responded with a patrol boat and located the foursome with the help of a fire Klatt was able to build. The sheriff's office says they were not dressed for the frigid weather and were found shivering, despite the fire. They were transported back to Little Lava Campground and their vehicle.