Ground Search Suspended in Oregon

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Scores of rescue mountaineers have been descending Oregon's Mount Hood, once again frustrated in their attempt to locate three missing climbers.

The rescuers were trying to take advantage of a break in the

But visibility was limited by winds reaching 50 miles-an-hour, which kicked up soft snow dumped by recent storms.

Search teams were also hindered by cold temperatures in the
upper elevations.

A spokesman for the Clackamas County sheriff's office expressed
hope that "tomorrow will be a better day."

Sergeant Sean Collinson says a C-130 aircraft equipped with thermal imaging will continue flying around the mountain during the night, hoping to pick up body heat from the climbers, who's been missing for over a week.