Daring helicopter rescue saves pair of snowmobilers lost for 2 days

A pair of snowmobilers were forced to spend two days and nights in the cold until Vernon Search and Rescue could pull them out of a gully they were trapped in.

Snowmobilers were trapped for two days and nights in a steep gully in the Shuswap district of BC

Vernon Search and Rescue saved the snowbilers, who had been lost for two days. 0:46

Two snowmobilers trapped in a deep gully for two days and nights had to be saved using a helicopter longline and winch.

Members of the Vernon Search and Rescue team posted video of the dramatic rescue in which a rescue volunteer is lowered 150 feet to the ground to secure the snowmobilers in a harness, then pulled one at a time into the helicopter.

According to reports the snowmobilers got stuck Thursday Jan. 21, and were rescued the morning of Saturday Jan 23.


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