Two snowmobilers from Idaho Falls are safe after being stranded in Fremont County Friday night.
The snowmobilers called 911 after realizing they were lost in a drainage area near Keg Springs, West of Island Park.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Dispatch was able to find their GPS coordinates.
Snowfall and strong winds have loaded the mountain slopes with unstable snowpack making avalanche dangers HIGH on all slopes, and these conditions will continue to worsen as snow and winds continue during the winter season. The sheriff’s office said Low clouds, poor snow base, and 4-foot-high drifts made searching challenging for the rescuers.
The sheriff’s office said at 2:25 a.m., Saturday morning, a FCSAR member was able to meet up with the individuals. The search team and the two lost individuals cautiously made their way across the steep terrain. Over an hour, everyone made it back to base camp safe and sound. The last search members arrived home at 5:45 a.m.