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Group of snowmobilers rescued from marshy area in UP

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-20 10:48:42-05

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP)  — A group of people on snowmobiles have been rescued after getting stranded in a marshy area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

State conservation officers and a snowmobile patrol for the Luce County sheriff’s office found the four snowmobilers late Friday night in the Sleeper Lake Marsh area, southwest of Sault Ste. Marie, WPBN-TV reported Saturday.

Rescuers battled deep snow and poor visibility and relied on GPS to reach the group, the sheriff’s office said.

One of the snowmobilers was treated for possible hypothermia.