WEAU | Eau Claire, Wisconsin | News, Weather, & Sports

Stuck snowmobilers found safe near Wyoming peak

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Six snowmobilers from Minnesota are unharmed after spending a night stuck in the Wyoming backcountry near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Max Jacoby, Richie Jacoby, Kyle Ryman, Aaron Peine, Brent Zeien and Travis Krinkle of Hastings, Minn., were found 11 miles southwest of Togwotee Mountain Lodge on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the group rented snow machines at the lodge Tuesday and did not return at the end of the day.

Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the six men were experienced snowmobilers who got stuck in deep snow. When they could not get out by dark, they spent the night in the backcountry and built a fire to stay warm.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245383471