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Missing Hikers Found After Writing 'SOS' In Snow

(Eugene, OR) -- A pair of missing hikers are safe after being rescued from the Oregon back country after writing 'SOS' in the snow. The two 19-year-old hikers were reported missing near Swastika Mountain outside of Eugene. The pair had gone camping around Christmas day but failed to return. The Lane County Sheriff's Office began a ground search on December 31st. The aircrew eventually located the teens near their vehicle and hoisted them to safety. Both were unharmed. Law enforcement recommends hikers carry personal locater beacons when traveling in the back country.

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