Snowmobile Riders Spend Cold Night In The Bighorns

Five young people in their 20’s decided to spend Saturday riding snowmobiles in the Bighorn Mountains. Sometime during their ride, they lost track of their location and using cell phones reported their situation to the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming.

Sheridan County was notified of the lost group around 7:45 Saturday night and was given a probable location around 8 miles past Bear Lodge along U.S. Highway 14-A. Temperatures dropped below zero in the Bighorn Mountains on Saturday night. Search crews from Big Horn, Johnson, and Sheridan Counties searched through the night for the lost riders.

Two of the group were located Sunday evening a few miles into Big Horn County. The rescued pair directed searchers to their comrades while they were taken to Bear Lodge. The remaining members of the group were located near their stuck snowmobiles. All were transported to Bear Lodge. Despite spending an evening outside in sub-zero temperatures only one required medical attention and was treated at Bear Lodge. Only three of the missing riders have been identified: Samuel Kennedy, Nickolas Sharkey, and Tyler Gully, all from Gillette.

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office credits the riders for remaining together and thanked the search crews from all over the region as well as Bear Lodge for their help in finding the lost snowmobilers.

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True Heroes indeed! We are

True Heroes indeed! We are so grateful for all those that risk their lives for people that they have no connection with. What selfless service that goes unknown and unappreciated most of the time! The determination of the staff at Bear Lodge, the rescuers and volunteer family and friends saved Tyler and his friends as well as many others that we do not know about. This is far reaching to hundreds and hundreds of grateful family and friends! The odds were against these young men even with them keeping their wits about them...thank you for making this a positive outcome! God bless you all!

Search and Rescue

I think that all the people that worked on that search for those lost boys really need to be thanked in a big way. This is #2 in less than a week that Search and Rescue have been called on to rescue people in the Big Horns, with positive results! Those men and women give up so much to be out there in someone else's time of need and ask for so little in return! TRUE HERO'S!!!

Thank you!

The tireless efforts of the search and rescue crews from Johnson, Sheridan, and Big Horn counties saved my brother's life. Thank you so much to those who helped with the efforts including these crews, the staff at bear lodge, and concerned friends and family.

Thank You

Thank you to all who gave their time and support in finding Tyler and his friends. We are grateful for the support and process and cannot even begin to express how glad we are for their safe return and the efforts put into ensure that happened.