It is a story of survival for six young men from Hastings who got lost while snowmobiling in the Wyoming wilderness. Friends for years, this group that all live within 10 miles of each other in Hastings. It was the trust they all had in each other that helped keep them alive.
Kyle Ryman, Aaron Piney, Brent Zyene, Travis Krinke, Max Jacoby and Richie Jacoby found themselves lost in Wyoming's Bridger Teton National Forest on Tuesday night. With the sun setting and a blizzard approaching, the men went off trail 11 miles from their lodge and got their sleds stuck in a ravine.
"We made a decision to hunker down and make a shelter, and shack up for the night," Krinke said.
With only a few bottles of water, candy bars and very few supplies, the men managed to build a camp fire to stay warm throughout the night. After the Teton County Sheriff's Department notified Rich Jacoby that Richie along with the others had gone missing Tuesday night, the family feared the worst. By Wednesday afternoon, the fear turned to jubilation as search crews found the men and brought them to safety.
Even though the men had cell phones, none of them could get a signal in that area, so next time they go out, they say they'll do it with a personal guide and let people back at the lodge know exactly where they're going.