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Utah scouts rescued on Wyoming raft trip

July 29, 2018

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have rescued a party of Boy Scouts who became stranded along a southwestern Wyoming river.

The nine scouts and three adults from a Saratoga Springs, Utah scout troop began a rafting trip last week in the Jamestown area. They had traveled about 15 miles down the Green River and were still nine miles short of their destination in the Flaming Gorge when darkness fell Thursday.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports that members of the group used hand radios to alert other members of their party camping downstream of their predicament, and that second group contacted authorities.

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office used a boat to find the group of stranded scouts and unite them with the rest of their party in the Big Firehole area.

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Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, http://www.rocketminer.com

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