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2 Ore. teens missing since Saturday found safe

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two Oregon teenagers who didn’t return from a weekend hike were found safe Monday after spending two nights in wet, windy weather.

The Clackamas County sheriff’s office said Jackson Chandler, 17, and Bradley Nelson, 16, were found during the afternoon and did not need medical attention.

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The pair left West Linn in suburban Portland on Saturday afternoon and were expected to return to their car by nightfall.

Their parents called for help when they didn’t return. Searchers on Sunday found the teens’ car 5 miles east of the Table Rock Wilderness area.

The teens, who are Boy Scouts, were described as experienced backpackers who had plenty of gear to keep them warm and dry.

More than 50 people from volunteer groups joined the search. Although the temperatures were mild for mid-autumn, officials were concerned that the rains and wind would put the teens in jeopardy.

The teens’ late start left them little time to hike before nightfall, and officials said the two may have misjudged how long it would take them to drive to the area, about 40 miles southeast of West Linn.

The Table Rock wilderness attracts many hikers, but few people get lost in the Lost Creek Meadow area where Chandler’s car was found. The area is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet and forested.

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