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2 climbers missing on Mount St. Helens found safe

COUGAR, Wash. — Rescue workers say two climbers missing on southwest Washington’s Mount St. Helens have been found safe.

Ben Peeler of North Country Emergency Medical Service confirms that both men were found Wednesday afternoon. The medical service has been heading up a volunteer rescue team.

Authorities say 32-year-old Mark Lapinskas and 34-year-old Kevin Dean of Vancouver, Wash., were reported overdue Tuesday night.

Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox says a deputy found their car early Wednesday at the Marble Mountain Snow Park about 10 miles northeast of Cougar, Wash.

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