ND snowmobilers home after 2-day ordeal in Wyoming

By: AP
By: AP

Bismark, ND (AP) - One of the five North Dakota snowmobilers who spent two frigid nights in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains after running out of gas says he ate snow to stay hydrated and prayed that he would survive.

The group was found safe Saturday afternoon after not being seen for two days. The Bismarck Tribune reports the snowmobilers are now back home in central North Dakota's McLean County.

Rod Schilling, Dustin Schlichting, James Murray, Jaren Murray and Chad Tweeten lost their way when a snowstorm hit while they were riding Thursday. Tweeten became separated from the others and spent two nights alone enduring what he called "savage" winds. He said he was determined not to die.

Rescuers eventually found the men safe. Tweeten says he "can't say enough" about their efforts

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