2 boys hospitalized after spending frigid night on mountain

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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:22 AM

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) — A woman rescued along with her two young sons after getting lost and spending the night on New York's highest peak says the boys remain hospitalized.

In an email to The Associated Press on Monday, Ning Cai (ky) says her sons, ages 7 and 11, will be released from the hospital in Lake Placid "probably by the weekend."

The Cuomo administration says Cai family of Potsdam, New York, hiked to the 5,344-foot summit of Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks late Saturday afternoon, and got lost as they headed back down.

Cai called 911 for help and the state Department of Environmental Conservation was alerted. Forest rangers reached the summit around 9:30 p.m., but couldn't find the family.

A state police helicopter spotted them near Marcy's summit around 11 a.m. Sunday. The helicopter first rescued the boys, then went back for their mother.

Cai was treated for cold weather-related injuries and released.