Grand Teton rangers aid 3 lost skiers near resort

By: AP
By: AP

Moose, WY (AP) - National park rangers in Grand Teton came to the aid of three skiers who were lost for more than 24 hours after they skied outside the boundary at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Park officials say the men weren't equipped for anything more than day skiing.

Grand Teton spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the skiers only intended to spend a short time outside the resort boundary Friday but got lost and skied into Granite Canyon.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1bjF6Vy) the men texted a friend. Park officials got word about the missing men Saturday morning but snowy weather prevented searchers from using a helicopter.

Four rangers skied into the canyon and found the men Saturday night. The skiers suffered no major harm and the rangers escorted them to safety.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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