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Men Wait Out Storm in Shack

Men Wait Out Storm in Shack

Posted - Dec. 15, 2003 at 8:03 a.m.



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(Ogden-AP) -- Two men waited out a weekend storm in a shack on top of Mount Ogden.

Police say the snowshoers, probably in their late teens, made their way safely down about nine hours after they were due Saturday.

Weber County Sheriff's Sergeant Chad Ferrin says they got caught in fog and a storm on top of the mountain. They couldn't see and didn't want to get disoriented.

So they stopped for a while until winds died and the fog lifted. Hours later, they headed down.

Meanwhile, a large search effort for the men started. Several searchers hiked up the mountain on foot, and a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter also was used.

The men arrived at Snowbasin about midnight. They drove to a nearby gas station and called authorities saying the were fine.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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