Search crews rescued two injured hikers near the Goat Rocks area south of Packwood in Lewis County Wednesday.
The hikers are a husband and wife visiting from Oklahoma, according to the sheriff's office. They have not been identified.
The man contacted the forest service Tuesday via satellite phone. He said they had slipped and fallen in the snow and were both injured.
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the couple again used their satellite phone to advise deputies they could see the search plane overhead.
They began waving their orange sleeping bag so the pilot would see them.
The 58-year-old woman suffered cuts to her leg, arms and face. She had lost her balance trying to help her 62-year-old husband after he slipped and started sliding down an icy field.
He slid about 60 feet, hitting his head on the rocks on the way down.
He suffered injuries to his hip and possibly his head.
Investigators said they were well prepared with supplies for a four-day hike.
They were only hours into their hike when the accident happened.
They had hiked in the area before and came back to vacation at that spot and hike again because they loved it so much last time.
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