Four adults and 3-year-old child rescued around Dingford Creek Trail in North Bend

Four adults and 3-year-old child rescued around Dingford Creek Trail in North Bend

The five people had gone hiking the day before and were stranded due to the snow.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:09pm
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At about 4:15 p.m., Feb. 12, the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Search and Rescue, with the use of the KCSO Snowcat, located four adults and a 3-year-old child at Dingford Creek Trail in North Bend.

The five people, who had been reported missing earlier in the day, were safe in their vehicle awaiting rescue.

KCSO received a 911 call from concerned family that four adults and a child had not returned from a hike, from Dingford Creek Trail to Goldmyer Hot Springs in North Bend, they went on the previous day. They had not arrived home the night of Feb. 11, as planned.

According to a KCSO press release, there was significant snowfall overnight, which would have made driving out of that area in a vehicle nearly impossible.

The release states that they left the hot springs and headed back to their vehicle at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening.

“They had been trapped by the snow and cell phones don’t work in that area,” the release states. “The vehicle had a full tank of gas so they were able to stay warm along with food and water. Thankfully, no injuries to anyone involved.”


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