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  • Seven Snowmobilers Rescued on Long Range Mountains

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    Seven snowmobilers were rescued on the weekend in separate searches which involved helicopters, ground crews, police and others.

    Port Saunders RCMP got a call Saturday at about 6:00 p.m. from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax that a personal location beacon had been activated by a party of five snowmobilers on the Long Range Mountains near Harbour Deep on the Northern Peninsula.

    The five ran into high winds and blizzard-like conditions while en route to Harbour Deep.

    A helicopter from 103 Squadron in Gander was dispatched along with the Long Range Mountains Search and Rescue from Roddickton. A Cormorant found the snowmobilers about six hours later. All were in good health.

    During that effort, a second search was activated when RCMP became aware of two other stranded snowmobilers. A search involving many of the same resources found the two early in the morning. They were okay, despite spending the night in the woods.

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