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Colorado Flooding Traps Two Maine Women in Rockies

| September 13, 2013

Historic flooding and stormy weather conditions have two Maine women trapped in the Colorado Rockies.

Suzanne Turell and Connie Yang are both from York and are hiking Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Portland Press Herald reports the two are testing hiking and camping gear for NEMO Equipment of Dover, New Hampshire.

USA Today reports that the two were socked in at the 13,400 feet level by snowy and icy conditions. Neither one is injured but the icy conditions could put them at risk for hypothermia. Rescue efforts have been hindered by flooded roads and weather conditions.

After pleading for help early Thursday, the two remained trapped on Friday. Turell’s mother told the Portland Press Herald that both are experienced hikers and are in good physical condition. Their last text was sent out at 9 a.m. on Thursday, in which the two asked for help.


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