Hunters lost en route to Old Crow found safe

Hunters lost en route to Old Crow found safe Two hunters from Fort McPherson are safe after mechanical issues forced them to abandon their snowmobiles on their way to Old Crow.

Two hunters from Fort McPherson are safe after mechanical issues forced them to abandon their snowmobiles on their way to Old Crow.

The hunters were part of a larger group that travelled from Fort McPherson to a cabin at Curtain Mountain, also known as Mount Millen, according to an RCMP news release.

The pair set out from the cabin towards Old Crow Sunday morning, an estimated 14-hour trip.

RCMP were notified Monday morning when the hunters had not yet arrived.

Community members in both Old Crow and Fort McPherson formed search parties and set out along the trails towards the cabin.

A helicopter also set out from Dawson to aid the ground search teams.

It was the helicopter team that found the hunters at about five p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Brad Kaeding.

Following mechanical problems, both men had returned to the cabin to wait for help. Both were found healthy and uninjured.

They have since returned to Fort McPherson.

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