Men rescued after getting bad GPS info on way to Yellowstone

Men rescued after getting bad GPS info on way to Yellowstone
Courtesy: Yellowstone NPS

Sheriff’s officers in Wyoming say two men drove around at least two road-closed signs due to faulty navigation device information while trying to get to Yellowstone National Park and had to be rescued from deep snow.

Park County authorities said Thursday that 60-year-old John Ray Elmore Jr. of Los Angeles and his father, 85-year-old John M. Elmore Sr., of Nashville, Indiana, likely won’t be cited for using the road northwest of Cody.

The road has been closed and unplowed since last fall. Snow still covers much of the route but the men said their navigation device showed it was open.

Their Nissan SUV got stuck Tuesday about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the last road-closed sign. The men called for help on a cellphone.

Rescuers got them out with help from a resident with a pickup truck.