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Three Stranded Mountain Climbers Rescued in Oregon


The last three stranded mountain climbers in the northwestern U.S. state of Oregon have been rescued, along with a dog.

A rescue official, Russell Gubele, told CNN news today that all three climbers, two women and a man, are believed to be in good condition. They three had gotten into their sleeping bags and cuddled with their black labrador dog to keep warm.

The three were part of an eight-person party that set out on Oregon's Mount Hood on Saturday, camped on the mountain that night and had begun to come back on Sunday when bad weather set in. Officals said as the climbers were descending, three slipped off a ledge and fell about 30 meters.

The five other climbers were rescued in good condition earlier Monday.

The climbers used a cellular telephone to call emergency dispatchers.