Missing snowmobilers OK after 2 frigid nights

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Five snowmobilers are in good condition after spending two nights in the frigid temperatures of northern Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains.

Lt. Mark Conrad of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office says the group, which had run out of gas, was found near Horse Creek Mesa on Saturday afternoon and did not require medical attention.

Search crews had been taking shifts in wintry conditions looking for the group, which was reported missing early Friday. The snowmobilers, who are from North Dakota and are experienced and familiar with the Bighorns, were last seen at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sheridan Media reports the snowmobilers have been identified as two father and son teams of James Murray and son, Jared, and Rod Schilling and stepson, Dusty, as well as Chad Tweeten.


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