(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Fremont County Search and Rescue crews rescued two Rawlins men from the east side of Green Mountain Saturday afternoon, Undersheriff Ryan Lee said.
“The men called to report they had been snowed in for two days and were unable to get out. The report was deemed urgent due to pre-existing medical conditions that both men had,” Lee said. “Five volunteers were able to reach the men via ATV and bring them out to the Muddy Gap area to awaiting family members without incident.”
The Sheriff’s Office received calls from other hunting camps who advised they were snowed in, however there were no emergency situations present that required Search and Rescue to mobilize and assist.
In an interview, Lee said none of the other hunting parties appeared to have been ill-prepared for the weather. He said their calls were primarily to let law enforcement know of their situations in case of an emergency. One of the other calls was on Bison Basin Road and another was near Christina Lake in the Wind River Range.
Saturday’s rescue came after George Case and Tyson Sollars, recent Lander Valley High School graduates, were rescued late Thursday after having not returned home on Wednesday as expected. Read details of that search here.