Snowboarder from Fort Wayne missing on Mount Rainier

Men got stranded in heavy snow

LONGMIRE, Wash. - Searchers have located two snowboarders, including one from Indiana, who spent two nights on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm.

Mount Rainier National Park's Lee Snook says searchers are in contact with the two men and are making their way to them. She did not have other details, including their condition.

   She says it could be a while before the snowboarders get off the mountain, depending on whether they can walk out on their own or need help.

   The men -- 21-year-old Derek Tyndall of Sumner, Wash., and 20-year-old Thomas Dale, believed to be from Fort Wayne -- went snowboarding Sunday and weren't equipped to stay overnight.

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