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Ezra Thompson

Paynesville grad rescued from snowy ledge on Wash. mountain

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PAYNESVILLE -- A 2009 Paynesville Area High School graduate was found uninjured Thursday on a snow-packed Washington mountainside and safely transported by helicopter back to a search base.

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Four skilled rope climbers reached 21-year-old Ezra Thompson after he had been stranded for two days on a ledge at about 6,700 feet in rugged terrain in the North Cascade Mountains.

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