Search and rescue crews save two families stuck in snow Thanksgiving weekend
SALT LAKE CITY — Search and rescue crews responded to two separate calls of families stuck in their cars because of weather Thanksgiving weekend.
The first rescue happened in Bjorkman Hollow at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Friday, according to Wasatch County Search & Rescue.
A family of six called 911 after being stuck in the snow while searching for a Christmas tree in a remote part of the area.
Wasatch County Search & Rescue said crews were able to reach them without issue but had to leave the family car behind.
The second rescue happened on Sunday at Lower Basin Road, Shurtz Canyon, according to Iron County Search and Rescue.
At approximately 6:15 p.m., rescue crews were notified that a father and his two sons were stuck in an ATV in the canyon.
Iron County Search and Rescue crews reached the ATV and transported the two kids off the trail back to their mother, who was waiting in the family car.
Meanwhile, they were able to pull the family’s ATV out of the snow with a tow cable.
Search and rescue crews did not report any injuries for either incident.
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