Rescuers Make Contact With Trapped Teens

SEATTLE (AP) — Rescue crews have made verbal contact with two teenage boys who fell through a snowfield after posing for a picture during a hike near Snoqualmie Pass.

Snoqualmie Pass Fire Chief Matt Cowan confirms rescuers have talked with both boys.

Chainsaws are being used to cut through blocks of ice to reach the boys. Cowan says there’s five feet of ice separating the rescuers from the trapped teens.

The teens are believed to be 14 and 17 years old, and were hiking with their mothers. Cowan says the call for help came in about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.