Five stranded snowmobilers were found safe Monday, after being reported missing Sunday near Beaver Mines Lake outside of Pincher Creek.


Pincher Creek RCMP and Pincher Creek Search and Rescue were told the five were overdue on Sunday night. The group informed family and friends they would return by 4 p.m., and when they didn’t return, police and rescue teams took action.


The sledders’ vehicles were found at a staging area near Beaver Mines Lake and at 6 a.m. Monday, three search and rescue sleds went on an initial patrol in the area, following the route the group was believed to have taken.


All five were found on a small pass, with sleds bogged down in heavy snow.


They were all in good health and expected to get out later Monday.