2 rescued in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 9, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.



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MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park rangers have rescued two men who got lost and became stranded while descending Mount Moran in northwest Wyoming.

The National Park Service says 58-year-old Ron Sloot of Colfax, Washington and 35-year-old Geoff Mitchell of Spartanburg, South Carolina called for help about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The two had summited the 12,605-foot (3,842 meter) Mount Moran around 4:30 p.m. Monday but took a wrong turn on their way down.

A helicopter had to be used to get the men down safely about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Separately, rangers on Monday also helped another man who had slipped and fell on a snow field in Garnet Canyon. The man had minor injuries.

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