What does this mean?

Readers are invited to explain selected sentences from current news stories.   You can be creative if you want, but I wouldn’t mind a straightforward explanation.   Also feel free to suggest other puzzlers.   (No politics, please: the focus is language.)

From WRCB-TV in Chattanooga:

 …”We have the three climbers..all are mobile..no one is ambulatory.”

 Four guesses from Justkristin:

“We have found three [of the missing mountain] climbers” . “all [three] are able to move” . “no one requires an ambulance”
OR
“We have found three [of the missing mountain] climbers” . “All [three] can move” . “[but] no one can [actually] walk”
OR
“We have three vines…all of them are able to move about of their own will…none of us are able to walk anymore.”
OR
“We have three people with us who eagerly grasp any opportunity to move up in the world…all of them have cell phones…they all stay put in their office or cubicle chairs and never walk about.”

My own guess:

“We have three climbers…all can be moved [i.e., in a stretcher or something]…not one can move on his own.”

 From Garrett Nichols:

We have three children who are beginning to climb out of their cribs … all love their Winnie the Pooh mobiles … not one of them has yet earned their ambulance certification.

 From Christopher Allen:

German-influenced translation:   We’ve got all three of them! They can furnish, but they aren’t yet outpatients.

5 Comments What does this mean?

  1. JustKristin

    “We have found three [of the missing mountain] climbers” . “all [three] are able to move” . “no one requires an ambulance”
    OR
    “We have found three [of the missing mountain] climbers” . “All [three] can move” . “[but] no one can [actually] walk”
    OR
    “We have three vines…al of them are able to move about of their own will…none of us are able to walk anymore.”
    OR
    “We have three people with us who eagerly grasp any opportunity to move up in the world…all of them have cell phones…they all stay put in their office or cubicle chairs and never walk about.”

  2. Emily

    We have found the 3 missing climbers, none of whome can move on their own, but they are being trasported now.

  3. Garrett Nichols

    We have three children who are beginning to climb out of their cribs … all love their Winnie the Pooh mobiles … not one of them has yet earned their ambulance certification.

  4. Christopher Allen

    Wierd German-influenced translation:

    We’ve got all three of them! They can furnish, but they aren’t yet outpatients.

  5. Christopher Allen

    Weird German-influenced translation:

    We’ve got all three of them! They can furnish, but they aren’t yet outpatients.

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