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Oregon / Mt. Hood Search / Survival / James Interview (Part I) #847152

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Mt. Hood: Dan Simon) The latest developments in the search for three climbers missing on Oregon's Mt. Hood featured; scenes shown of the note left by the three climbers before their start up the mountain & of the weather that halted the rescue. [Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron Capt. Chris BERNARD†- reads the note; states they did all the right things.] [152nd Airlift Wing Capt. John PROHEL†- comments on seeking heat signatures.] [With the two other wives, climber's wife Karen JAMES†- hopes they make it back to us.] Tomorrow's search & rescue strategy discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: Rob Marciano) The changing weather pattern in the Pacific Northwest reviewed; weather maps shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Loveland Pass, Colorado: Rick Sanchez) The extreme conditions that the missing climbers are facing shown from the mountains at the continental divide in Colorado.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Retracing the climber steps reviewed; details given {with photos} about the three men, Kelly James, Brian Hall & Jerry Cooke†; scenes shown of the mountain; details given about the storm that trapped the climbers. [Brother Frank JAMES - says the families are hopeful because they are strong-minded men.] [Cooke's friend Jason BUTERBAUGH†- says he'll pull through.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Frank James. [JAMES - says these men are prepared; recalls the last signal from Kelly's cell phone; comments on tomorrow's rescue assault.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" from the "American Alpine Journal" on the deadliest K2 mountain outlined on screen.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Simon, Dan;
Marciano, Rob;
Sanchez, Rick
Duration:
00:12:00

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