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Pair of snowmobilers rescued Saturday night near West Yellowstone

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Two snowmobilers were rescued Saturday night after becoming lost and stuck in the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone.

At 7:16 p.m. the West Yellowstone Police Department received a call that a 47-year old man from North Carolina and another man from Utah were stuck and lost approximately 15 miles west of the town of West Yellowstone.

Their 911 call provided rescuers with an accurate GPS location.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, West Yellowstone Section responded. A group of eight rescue personnel responded on snowmobiles to the GPS location provided.
Rescuers found the men approximately 1 hour after the initial call. The snowmobilers were in good condition, but low visibility from fog and snow prevented them from finding one of the stuck snowmobiles. Rescuers loaded up one of the victims, doubled him up on a rescue sled and everyone was able to ride out.
Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin would like to remind snowmobilers to be careful when recreating off trail and to know your limitations.

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