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Snowmobilers stuck in deep snow rescued in Wasatch County

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Wasatch County Search and Rescue
Snowmobilers rescued in Nobletts Creek.

Wasatch County Search and Rescue helped a couple of snowmobilers stranded in deep backcountry powder.

The SAR team got a call about stranded snowmobilers Thursday just before 6 p.m.

The 50-year-old and 30-year-old riders were in a Nobletts Creek-area canyon with “very deep snow.” After some difficulty finding a safe way into the canyon, the SAR crew found the pair and safely returned them to the trailhead.

Neither of the snowmobilers were injured and left “in great condition," Wasatch County SAR said.

In a recent interview with KPCW, Wasatch County Search and Rescue Captain Kam Kohler said people should never go to remote areas alone and they should always tell someone who stays behind precisely where they’ll be.

He also said snowmobilers should have avalanche gear such as airbags and beacons, and they should be properly trained.

Wasatch 911 dispatched was notified of 2 stranded(50 & 30 yr old) snowmobilers. They were stuck in a steep canyon with very deep snow. SAR teams deployed to the area to assist. It took some time to find a safe way into the canyon. SAR teams were able to

Ben Lasseter reports for KPCW in Wasatch County. Before moving to Heber City, Ben worked in Manti as a general assignment newspaper reporter and editor.