Colfax man rescued from Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park rangers have rescued two men who got lost and became stranded while descending Mount Moran in northwest Wyoming.
The National Park Service says 58-year-old Ron Sloot of Colfax, Washington and 35-year-old Geoff Mitchell of Spartanburg, South Carolina called for help around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
The two had summited the 12,605 foot (3,842 meter) Mount Moran around 4:30 p.m. Monday but took a wrong turn on their way down.
A helicopter had to be used to get the men down safely about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Separately, rangers on Monday also helped another man who had slipped and fell on a snow field in Garnet Canyon. That man had minor injuries.
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