Rescue in the Pryors

By Jon Trapp
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Courtesy photo

A Red Lodge Fire Rescue vehicle with the stranded UTV in the Pryor Mountains.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Easter morning Carbon County Dispatch received a 911 call for help from a stranded family in the Pryor Mountains.  The family of five were camped near Bear Canyon, and after dinner they had gone exploring on a UTV.  The snow progressively got deeper and the UTV became stuck.  The family tried to get the UTV unstuck, but were unsuccessful.  

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Department and Red Lodge Search and Rescue responded to assist.  Red Lodge Search and Rescue used their new tracked UTV to locate the family and transport them back to the safety of their camper.  The family was thankful and in good health.


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

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Phone: 406-446-2222

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