Rescuers search for snowmobiler in North Routt |

Rescuers search for snowmobiler in North Routt

— Rescue teams were searching Wednesday night for a man who got into a tough spot while snowmobiling west of Steamboat Lake in North Routt County. Dawn Alperti, of Routt County Search and Rescue, said the 26-year-old was not injured but was unable to get back onto a trail in the area near Routt County Road 42.

Alperti said the man was snowmobiling with two others — all from Iowa, she said, judging by the area codes on their cell phones — when he left the trail, separated from the others and went down into a drainage. Rescue crews were in cell phone contact Wednesday night with the man, who Alperti said had made a fire and had suitable winter gear. No one in the party was injured, she said. Rescue crews were not expected to reach the man until late Wednesday night.

Check back for search updates.

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