Enjoying The Great Outdoors? RCMP Want You To Follow The Boy Scout Motto "Be Prepared"
Crowsnest Pass: A narrowly averted tragedy for a pair of stranded snowmobile riders is prompting the
RCMP to "again" remind outdoor enthusiasts to "be prepared".
About 6:30 Saturday
night, a Calgary man and woman decided go for an hour-and-a-half snowmobile ride, in the Atlas Staging area, north-west of the
Crowsnest Pass. Their machines got stuck and when they couldn't be dug out, the
couple tried to walk out. However, the inexperienced pair got lost in unfamiliar
territory without emergency equipment, dry clothes or anything to make a fire.
They were able to contact RCMP by cell phone.
The Crowsnest Pass Rescue Squad was called and they were able to dispatch three rescue workers from the Atlas Staging area by 11:30. The team located the
pair after midnight just as the weather began to worsen, with increased wind and blowing snow.
The Calgary couple were wet and complaining of possible hypothermia. They were examined at the Crowsnest Hospital and later released.
RCMP remind you -- If you're headed into unfamiliar territory, make sure you are properly equipped. Mountain conditions can change very quickly and you need to carry emergency equipment. Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 12/11/2013 5:17:27 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News