2 boys, 2 adults missing on Mount Baker

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Search and rescue officials say four Scouts are missing in an attempted summit of Mount Baker, a 10,781-foot (3,286-meter) volcano in Washington state.

The Bellingham Herald reports that Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says the missing climbers, two 13-year-old boys and two adults, are part of a Scout troop from Seattle.

Elfo said the group was reported missing Sunday and a search started that afternoon.

He says they were in the area of Glacier Creek Road.

Deputy Mark Jilk, who helps manage search and rescue operations, says the four were attempting to summit the peak on its north face.

Jilk says they were on the Coleman-Deming Route.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com