Two unprepared women were lucky to be rescued after getting stranded for ten hours off Big Baldy, UT, on Friday. The pair were discovered wearing light jackets and low-cut shoes with either low-cut socks or no socks at all in waist-deep snow by two trail runners.
The women, 18 and 21, were “hypothermic and tired”, reported the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. They weren’t dressed for the cold and snow.
Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue has helped two women, ages 18 & 21, off Big Baldy above Pleasant Grove and Lindon. They were not dressed for 2 1/2’ of snow or cold. They were hypothermic and tired, but otherwise uninjured.
Two trail runners, pictured below, came across the women and helped them down to an area where SAR could take them down. These women were on the mountain in these conditions for over ten hours!
Make sure you are properly prepared when you go on an outdoor adventure!
The rescue operation took five hours with multiple teams deployed.