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Hikers Rescued After Six Days in Snow

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November 14, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Two hikers from Oregon were rescued by helicopter Wednesday after heavy snow stranded them for six days on the side of a rugged mountain.

Teri Smith, 35, and Chris Hoffman, 36, had set out for a five-day trek. The forecast called for rain, so they left their snowshoes behind.

When a snowstorm blew in last Thursday, dumping 4 feet, they hunkered down and spelled "SOS" in the snow.

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