Snow patrol rescues two lost people within hours
OCEANA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Oceana County Sheriff's Office snowmobile patrol unit responded to two missing/lost person cases over the weekend.
Deputies say a 911 call of someone stuck in the Pines Point National Forest came in around 7:45 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff Craig Mast says the caller indicated he was lost and his vehicle was stuck due to the amount of snow.
Deputies say they were able to communicate with the subject by text message to get additional location information.
Sheriff Mast says when emergency crews arrived at the area, they were able to locate tire track headed south on 168th Avenue. However, due to the amount of snow, emergency vehicles were unable to go any further.
The Oceana County Sheriff's Office snowmobile patrol was called in to help and was able to locate the subject and his vehicle.
The man was transported to an awaiting EMS unit and evaluated for hypothermia. He was released and given a ride home until his vehicle could be removed by a wrecker company.
The snowmobile patrol assisted in another rescue around 11:32 a.m. after receiving reports of a man lying in the road next to a snowmobile.
The Oceana County EMS determined the operator of the snowmobile was having a diabetic emergency.