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Snowmobilers Keeping Rescuers Busy

Snowmobilers Keeping Rescuers Busy

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(KSL News) -- Search and rescue crews were kept busy on at least three incidents involving snowmobilers.

An elderly couple had to be pulled from the hills above the town of Oakley in Summit County after their snow machine rolled. And while their injuries were minor, the patients were flown out by helicopter because of the sheer distance they were from medical help.

Also in Summit County, two girls were seriously injured while snowmobiling on relatively tame terrain. An older teenager and an eight-year old were riding in a field Marion, Utah when their machine went under an irrigation sprinkler pipe. Both girls were knocked from the machine. The teenager suffered back and leg injuries. The younger girl faces life-threatening injuries.

In central Utah search and rescue crews found a snowmobiler who had been missing overnight. The search began early this morning for a 17-year old girl missing in the Fish Lake area of Sevier County. She'd been riding with a companion, but when the two got separated, her friend went home for help.

A state helicopter spotted the teen this afternoon and picked her up. She was apparently well enough to walk out of the chopper.

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