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Hikers Rescued from Southern Utah Mountain

Hikers Rescued from Southern Utah Mountain



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Three brothers who were stranded by a snowstorm on Pine Valley Mountain for about 24 hours were rescued Tuesday.

Courtesy KCSG
Courtesy KCSG

Ryan Shroyer, 30, R.D. Shroyer, 25, and Russell Shroyer, 17, were picked up by an Apache medevac helicopter from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Attempts on Monday to rescue the brothers, who are from the Central area, had failed because of bad weather.

The mountain is about 20 miles north of St. George and the men were at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet.

Ryan Shroyer said nobody was hurt. They ate snow while stranded, he said.

"It was nothing I couldn't live through," he said.

Courtesy KCSG
Courtesy KCSG

Rescue crews also approached the men on foot in case the rescue attempt by the helicopter failed, said Washington County Sheriff's Lt. Jake Adams.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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