Colfax man rescued from Grand Teton National Park

Colfax man rescued from Grand Teton National Park

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.