Snowmobiler rescued after long night stuck outside.

January 8, 2018

Snowmobiler rescued after long night stuck outside.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor

HART TOWNSHIP — A 67-year-old Mears man is lucky temperatures rose yesterday after a long cold snap, because he ended up spending Sunday night, Jan. 7, in a deer hunting blind after getting his snowmobile stuck in the snow, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The man, who was dressed in multiple layers and a snow suit, survived the long night unharmed, Mast said.

The snowmobiler, who did not have a cell phone with him, was rescued Monday shortly after 8 a.m. after farm workers at a nearby Christmas tree farm heard him yelling for help.

The man told emergency personnel that he got his snowmobile stuck in the snow at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday and could’t walk in the deep snow to seek help. So, he sought refuge in a hunting blind near the 5100 block of Taylor Road.

He was treated by Oceana EMS, but there appeared to be no sign of frost bite or other injuries, the sheriff said.

The Hart Area Fire Department, the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and Oceana County EMS responded to the scene.

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