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Volunteer searchers rescue group

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Three people from the Wasatch Front were found safely in the Uinta Mountains Sunday after they became stuck while riding snowmobiles in Weber Canyon east of Oakley.

"They left from Pine Mountain on snowmobiles," said Detective Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. "We had cell phone contact with them the whole time."

"They weren’t lost. They were stuck. They couldn’t get out of a ravine that they had driven their snowmobiles down into," Bridge said.

Search-and-rescue volunteers from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at about 4:35 p.m. and spent several hours rescuing the snowmobilers from the woods, he said.

"We went up, grabbed them, pulled their snowmobiles out and helped them out," Bridge said. "It was complete by 10 p.m."

The snowmobilers were in good condition when they were rescued. Pine Mountain is a cabin subdivision in a remote area near Smith and Morehouse reservoir.