5 snowmobilers rescued after being stranded off of a Lewis County trail

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says 2 adults and 3 children were stranded in the Town of Pinckney for a little more than 2 hours on Saturday evening.

Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli tells 7News it was a family, and they had reported that all 4 of their snowmobiles had broken through thin ice. The Sheriff’s office says they were stuck in water up to their knees from about 5:30 p.m. until about 8:00 p.m.

The family was located near Denning Road and Seven By Nine Road off of of a main snowmobile trail in a beaver flow.

The Croghan Fire Department’s Cold Water Rescue Team was able to get all 5 people to safety.

They were assisted by the Lewis County Dive Team, New York State Police, New York State Forest Rangers, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Search & Rescue, Barnes Corners Sno-Pals snow groomers and fire departments and EMS from the area.

Sheriff Carpinelli says all 5 were examined by paramedics on scene for hypothermia. No other injuries have been reported.

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