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Two Men Rescued Near Olson Creek Area

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Two snowmobilers from Bozeman are safe after spending the night in the backcountry.

On Sunday evening, two snowmobilers from Bozeman were reported missing by friends around 9 p.m.

"We sent some teams up here and we located their vehicle. Then, the Gallatin County Search and Rescue came out and we sent a whole bunch of teams of snowmobilers up last night," said Matt Boxmeyer, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

But, due to poor visibility during white-out conditions, the Gallatin County Search and Rescue team had to stop their search efforts late Sunday night.

"We saw some lights and we marked that spot on our GPS," said Boxmeyer. "We went back up there this morning and we were able to find them walking out."

The two men, Tyler Menzel, 32 and Michael Menzel, 31 from Bozeman stayed the night in the backcountry between some trees, with limited supplies.

"They had the clothes they were wearing, backpacks and they were able to start a fire, said Boxmeyer.

The team continued searching for the two men around 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning. A helicopter was brought in, but had to turn around because of the strong winds.

The two brothers were found about four miles from Bridger Canyon Road in the Olson Creek area at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

"They were out recreating on snowmobiles. They got to a position where they couldn't go any farther and they couldn't turn around," said Boxmeyer. "They had some snowmobile issues, so they stopped for the night."

Boxmeyer wants to remind everyone to be prepared if you are traveling in the backcountry.

"People should always bring extra clothes and food in case they have to stay overnight in the backcountry," said Boxmeyer.

Emergency personnel checked the two men out and found that they didn't have any injuries.

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