Both missing Snohomish County hikers found alive

EVERETT, Wash. -- Two Snohomish County hikers who were supposed to return home last Friday have been rescued.

David James, 59, and 64-year-old Marshall “Buster” Cabe started their trek Aug. 16 at the Downey Creek trailhead, about 18 miles east of Darrington.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the hikers planned to take the trail to Bachelor Lake, then Cub Lake and had enough food and supplies to last them a week.

The two were supposed to return Aug. 23, but when they were gone three days later, family members alerted authorities.

Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, search and rescue teams found James near Sulphur Creek and airlifted him to a hospital. About an hour later, Cabe was also found and rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Authorities say the two are alive but didn’t report their condition.