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Oregon / Mt. Hood Climbers / Mountain Locator Unit #847410

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Mt. Hood: Rob Marciano) New clues about what happened to the three climbers on Mt. Hood in Oregon when a routine climb went wrong examined; photos shown of Brian Hall, Kelly James & Jerry Cooke; scenes shown of the mountain. [Hood River County Sheriff Joe WAMPLER†- says James had taken some pictures; speculates these guys may have crawled in somewhere; wonders if we are spinning our wheels.] The coming weather pattern for the mountain discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Mt. Hood, Oregon: Dan Simon) A high-tech device called a "mountain locator unit" that emits a sound that can be heard via a receiver featured; details recalled of the 1986 incident in which nine climbers died of exposure on Mt. Hood; scenes shown to illustrate how the MUL works. [Portland Mountain Rescue Rocky HENDERSON†- says this technology works; explains how the device works.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Marciano, Rob;
Simon, Dan

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