Family Of Snowmobilers Call For Help With Low Fuel In -18 Degree Weather
Conservation officers rescue a group of snowmobilers stuck in -18 degrees weather who were running out of fuel.
Responders say the 911 call came in around 8:45 a.m. reporting a group lost in northern Pittsburg during a return trip from Canada.
The lost snowmobilers were identified as Jacek Greloch, 36, Marta Greloch, 35, their 10-year-old child, and Adam Milewski, 23, all of Rockland, MA.
The temperature was -12 degrees and falling fast, so the group decided to call for help.
Greloch told conservation officers that the 10-year-old was not properly equipt for the cold, and one of their machines was running out of fuel.
Officers responded on snowmobiles toward the GPS coordinates indicated by the cell phone call.
The group was located around 10:15 p.m. on the Malvina Loop Trail, they were cold but unharmed.
Along the way, the snowmobilers experienced several mechanical malfunctions, but they made it to Indian Stream Road around 10:50 p.m.
The group left their snowmobiles and were given a ride to their rental unit in Pittsburg. They intend to return with a vehicle and trailer to retrieve the machines after warming up.