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Dozen Texas hikers rescued at Multnomah Falls


MULTNOMAH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a dozen hikers from Texas were rescued in the Multnomah Falls area after they became stuck across a snow hazard.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and other rescue personnel were dispatched Tuesday afternoon to search after receiving location data from a hiker’s cellphone that placed them 1.2 miles up the Multnomah Falls Trail.

Rescuers first reached a 21-year-old man who had slipped down a snow embankment into a small creek. The sheriff’s office says he was uninjured and able to walk out on his own.

The sheriff’s office says a rope system was set up across the snow hazard where the remaining hikers were stuck. Rescue personnel walked each hiker across and authorities say all made it out uninjured.

The hikers, in their early 20s, were in Oregon for spring break.

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