Idaho Scout troop rescued after strong snowstorm

Idaho Scout troop rescued after strong snowstorm
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Power County emergency personnel rescued members of a Pocatello Boy Scout troop that became stranded when a snowstorm hit during a winter camping trip.

Sheriff Jim Jeffries says the seven boys and three adults spent the night at Lariat Cave west of Pocatello on Tuesday, but were unable to get out after an overnight snowstorm.

The leaders used a cell phone to call for help at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Emergency responders uses GPS tracking to locate the group, but it took several hours to reach them.

Jeffries says the county road crew used road graders to cut a road within a mile of the troop's location, but had difficulty because the graders kept getting stuck. Rescuers reached the group at about 4:30 p.m. and they were brought out by snowmobile.