June 11, 2012, 9:19 am
A second group called for help around 7:45p Sunday. The woman said they were lost in the hills near Opal Creek. The area is near Detroit Lake. The battery on her cell phone was weak and communications were spotty throughout the night. The terrain in the area also creates communication issues. The two men and a woman ended up spending the night in a sleeping bag. They reported being high on a ridge, near a rock face, but otherwise they weren't able to pinpoint their locations. Searchers were unable to use GPS technology to locate them because of coverage issues.24 searchers resumed looking this morning after a call from the group. They were located by a helicopter around 8:15am Monday. An airlift was not possible, so searchers where directed to the group so they could hike out. All three were reported to be in good condition.