Lost snowmobilers found in Golden

Search and Rescue found stranded snowmobilers after a night in the Quartz Creek Area of Golden.

  • Dec. 21, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Sgt. Troy Durand

Golden/Field RCMP

On Dec. 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a report of possible lost snowmobilers. The complainant stated that she received a spot beacon distress signal from her husband’s spot beacon; however, no co-ordinates were provided that would assist in his location. The complainant stated that her husband and two of his friends were snowmobiling in the Quartz Creek area of Golden, exact location was unknown. Due to darkness, risk factors and the fact that their location was unknown, the RCMP along with Search and Rescue decided to wait until first light to commence the search.

At 8:55 a.m. all three snowmobilers were located and rescued by Search and Rescue. They stated they had gotten lost and encountered mechanical problems. They were well prepared for an overnight stay and huddled around a fire they built.

Being prepared to the unpredictability of backcountry is what assisted these three Albertans in a safe and routine rescue.

 

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