4 snowmobilers, stuck in Cascades, get rescued
Monday, January 23, 2012
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say four snowmobilers who got stuck in 4 feet of snow near Diamond Lake in southern Oregon and have been rescued.
The Douglas County sheriff's office says a Sno-Cat got to the four Eugene residents Sunday evening at an elevation above 5,100 feet near Windigo Pass in the Cascade Range.
Rescue workers treated one member of the party for hypothermia.
The sheriff's department says the four called 911at 3:45 p.m. and reported they had some water, a few snacks and no survival gear.
The sheriff's office says it got a GPS fix on the snowmobilers from their call data, and rescuers got to them four hours later.