Snohomish Co. deputies: overdue hikers all OK

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Snohomish County sheriff's deputies say two separate groups of hikers who had been reported overdue have been located and rescued.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Hover tells KOMO (http://bit.ly/qS7hht) that a 23-year-old Seattle man and a 23-year-old Kent woman went hiking over the weekend in the Heather Lake area but failed to return. At about the same time their relatives called to report them overdue Monday, another call came in from a hiker reporting others yelling for help in the Pinnacle Ridge area. Hover says it turns out both reports were referring to the same hikers.

A county search helicopter pulled the pair from a ravine where they had become stuck and they are said to be fine.

Hover says two men and a 17-year-old boy who started hiking in Skagit County were reported overdue in Snohomish County. They were located by search and rescue crews Monday afternoon and also are OK.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/