Collapsed snow cave traps 2 teens in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) -- Search and rescue crews are trying to dig out two teenagers trapped in a collapsed snow cave near a mountain summit east of Seattle.

Snoqualmie Pass Fire Chief Matt Cowan says hikers with the teens called 911 early Thursday afternoon.

He says the hikers reported hearing a "boom" when the cave collapsed but couldn't dig out the teens on their own. The trapped teens are ages 14 and 17. A parent of at least one of them is among the hikers.

Cowan says there has been no contact with the trapped teens. The cave is about 2 miles from the 3,050-foot summit of Snoqualmie Pass.

The cave is about 45 miles east of Seattle.

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