Lost snowmobilers find cabin, survive blizzard

LIBERTY, Utah (AP) – Three Montana snowmobilers who got stranded in the Utah backcountry have survived a night in a blizzard after taking shelter in a cabin. Weber County Sheriff’s officials say a helicopter spotted the men Friday morning in the Monte Cristo area and transported them to a parking lot, where they drove away uninjured. The Standard-Examiner reports they asked authorities not to be identified. The ordeal began Thursday morning when the men went to retrieve a broken-down snowmobile. They told the snowmobile rental company they were lost on Thursday afternoon. Rental company employees searched for the trio, but were unable to find them and notified rescuers. The search was suspended at about 3 a.m. Friday because of a blizzard some rescuers said was the worst they’d seen in 10 years.

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