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Lost and found for Christmas

Four snowmachiners lost over the holiday found by Carbon County Search & Rescue, fundraiser monies lost and found, too


January 2, 2019

Photo courtesy Sean Williams

The rescued snowmobilers sit down for a rest following their rescue from Snowy Range as volunteers stand behind them. Front row sitting, from left, Jim Bruining, Zach Christensen, Jeremiah Christensen, and Cole Christensen. Back row, from left, Chad Spellberge, Eric Huepel, Ty Nuhn with Carbon County Search and Rescue, and Greg More.

Christmas, for many people, is spent in a warm house, surrounded by family and sitting next to the tree. For four men from South Dakota, however, their holiday weekend was spent lost in the Snowy Range. According to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff's Department, Jeremiah Christensen, 43, Zachary Christensen, 22, a 16-year-old, later identified as Cole Christensen, and Jim Bruining, 53, left the Green Rock parking area in Albany County and were last seen in the Quealy Warming Hut area in Carbon County at approximately 1 p.m. on Dec. 22.

The Carbon County Sheriff's Department re...

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