WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 11, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Wasatch County Search & Rescue crews saved two stranded skiers in the Ant Knolls area of Wasatch County Saturday night.
“Two men had become stuck in very steep terrain with no way out,” says a news release issued by WCS&R. “The deep snow in the area complicated the extraction.”
But the men were prepared for the predicament. They had brought along a Garmin inReach, the Wasatch Search & Rescue statement says. That’s a two-way satellite communicator that works in areas where cellphones don’t.
“Kudos to the stranded party for being prepared with a Garmin Inreach, radios and the ability to start a fire,” the news release says. “They were able to set off the SOS button which notified First Responders.”
The rescue operation began at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and took about five hours, the statement says. See a video on Facebook.