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Page 6-Wednesday, May 28, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Mt. St. Helens
crew rescues


5 trespassers
SEATTLE (AP)-Search and rescue refused helicopter rides out on Satur-
officials charged angrily yesterday day, and were cited for trespassing.
that helicopter crewmen were forced to Like the others, he was blinded by ash
risk their lives to rescue five people from the volcano.
who had no business on Mount St. WHEN SKAMANIA County Sheriff's
Helens. But those rescued said they had Deputy George Barker landed to cite
been refused rides out earlier. them for trespassing, a crewmember
Meanwhile, search and rescue asked if they could fly out.
helicopters were swiftly recalled from "He said, 'You guys walked in, you
the airspace around the mountain guys can damn well walk out,"' Seiber
yesterday afternoon after harmonic said. "He said. the National Guard
tremors shook it, officials said. helicopters would not risk their necks
"THIS TREMOR IS similar in for us. He said a snowstorm was
character to those recorded before the coming, the mountain might blow, we'd
May 18 eruption," said a spokeswoman better hightail it out of there."
for the University of Washington "We felt it was almost like the begin-
geophysics program. ning of a death sentence," Seiber said.
Harmonic tremors beneath the "We had to march out."
volcano are believed to indicate the "OUR SITUATION became one of
movement of magma. survival," Seiber said. "Several mem-
The helicopter crews found no sur- bers of the party were semi-conscious
vivors or bodies yesterday. Officials from the cold and hypothermia...."
say they fear all but the very lucky are "We were camped under an uprooted
dead. tree Saturday night," a crewmember
STATE DEPARTMENT of said. "We discovered the ash from the
Emergency Services officials said the previous eruption was still hot six in-
number of missing had been reduced to ches down so we slept on that. It was a
68 from 81. Rhonda Brooks, a DES reallife saver."
rescue coordinator, said sheriffs from "This is a classic example of where
three counties in charge of the search we have to be stopping people from
met and came up with the revised list. violating the hazard zones," said Lewis
Jim Unterwegner of the Forest Ser- County Undersheriff Don Barnes. "We
vice said forestry officials now believe have helicopters going to rescue these
all animals in the blast area are dead. people who shouldn't have been there in
But he said it was still possible that the first place, and it is a great risk to
some well-equipped hikers and moun- the lives of the crew."
tain climbers could have survived. Seiber said he and his crew hiked into
Otto Sieber, leader of the rescued the area Friday to complete a half-hour
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS one of the thousands of residents in Spokane,
Washington provided with a filter mask as protection from ash particles. This
particle (above), from Mount St. Helens, was magnified 930 times.
DepOsit law successful:
90-ee cn nparks
LANSING (UPI) - The number of dicating the controversial voter-
empty beverage cans and bottles lit- approved measure banning
tering Michigan's state parks fell a throwaways has been a success.
dramatic 90 per cent in 1979 after the The DNR study, based on information
state's new bottle deposit law took ef- gathered in 1978 and 1979 at 36 sites in
feet, the state Department of Natural the Upper Peninsula and Lower Penin-
Resources said yesterday. sula, found litter in parks and
The DNR said other types of litter recreation areas fell by more than nine
also declined during the period. million beverage containers last year
The study confirms other reports in- - the first year the law was in effect.
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