I understand that a permitted party of 8 was descending Pine Creek Saturday, March 17, 2018. Whistles and calls for help were heard about 8:00 pm. SAR teams deployed. 2 of the 8 were able to complete the technical descent, the balance of the team were lifted out in progressively worsening weather (snow and dropping temps). It is interesting to note that some good Samaritans entered the the top of the route to render assistance and had completed the first drop sans rope before realizing their own predicament. They also needed to be rescued. Can't be emphasized enough: Local Emergency Responders and SAR teams are stellar!!! I would be interested in finding out more details, if any are appropriate to put forth.