California Men Rescued by Sweetwater County Search and Rescue

A pair of California men stranded on a mountain during a rainstorm were rescued by Sweetwater County Search and Rescue on Friday. The men were on the south slope of Pine Mountain when they became stranded and had to hike to the Summit of Pine Mountain, the highest point in Sweetwater County, to get a cell phone signal to call for help. Sheriff Lowel says that conditions were so bad that the rescuers also became stuck on the way out but were able to extricate themselves. The men had visited the Tri-State Monument at the juncture of the Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah borders when they became stuck. Sheriff Lowell thanked the Search and Rescue team, stating that “the people who owe them their well-being and, in numerous cases, their very lives, number in the many hundreds.”

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.