Missing Pullman Boy Scouts found safe in Canadian woods

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 8:41 PM

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada -- Two Boy Scouts from Pullman were found safe Friday after spending a cold night in the Canadian woods.

The teenagers got lost while on an annual ski trip at Red Mountain Resort in British Columbia. They were supposed to come home Thursday. Late Thursday afternoon, the group was supposed to meet, but the two 16-year-old scouts did not show up.  Search and rescue crews were alerted.

Scout Master Paul Wheeler tells KREM 2 News that rescuers eventually stopped when it got dark and because of weather conditions. They resumed Friday morning and found the two boys a 10:15 a.m.

“They did a couple of things that were real important. One is they stuck together. We stress that we don’t ski…do anything by ourselves. So they stuck together, they stayed put. They built themselves a shelter of some sort to help get them out of the weather and keep them warm,” said Wheeler.

Wheeler said rescuers found the boys in good condition. Paramedics checked them out and the troop headed back to Pullman.


One boy is an Eagle Scout and the other is expected to become one soon.

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