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Lost snowmobilers located by Vernon Search and Rescue

Vernon Search and Rescue were called on Jan. 21, 2017 to help locate a pair of missing snowmobilers .
Image Credit: Vernon Search and Rescue
January 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

ENDERBY – A husband and wife were saved by Vernon Search and Rescue crews after they got stuck and separated while snowmobiling yesterday.

Vernon SAR were called by the RCMP at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 to help locate the missing snowmobilers, according to a media release from Vernon Search and Rescue.

The release states the couple was on a day trip in the Hunter's Range area.

A family member received a text saying they were stuck and got separated from each other. Eventually their cell phones ran out of power.

A team of SAR snowmobilers and snow bikes went up the mountain to locate them.

Crews found the couple and took them down the mountain, shortly before midnight. The pair are safe and sound.

"Always travel together, be prepared for the conditions. Don’t rely solely on technology," says Search Manager Leigh Pearson.

Vernon SAR say they were greatly assisted by Hunter's Range Snowmobile Association.

Vernon Search and Rescue say they were greatly assisted by the Hunter's Range Snowmobile Association.
Vernon Search and Rescue say they were greatly assisted by the Hunter's Range Snowmobile Association.
Image Credit: Vernon Search and Rescue.

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