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Lost snowmobilers airlifted to safety

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 08:35:38-05

Three snowmobilers reported missing in Garfield County have been found safe after spending a night in the wild.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports the three men were spotted by a search helicopter at about 11:15 a.m. on Monday, standing around a fire. Authorities say two of their snowmobiles had mechanical problems.

They were reported missing at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Search teams hunted for them until about 2:30 a.m. Monday, then resumed the search at 8 a.m. Monday.

Their names weren't released.

The snowmobilers were airlifted to the incident command headquarters.

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