WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Wasatch County Search and Rescue has issued a stern warning for drivers after a late-night rescue in the Soapstone Basin area.
"PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRAVEL SNOWMOBILE TRAILS," the search and rescue organization wrote in a Facebook post.
The post said a couple became stranded about two miles up the Soapstone snowmobile trail around 10:19 p.m. Thursday.
After receiving a 9-1-1 call, the Wasatch Co. SAR sent two tracked vehicles up the trail to help the couple off the mountain.
"We are not legally allowed to hook onto a private vehicle to attempt a tow. We transported the couple back to the trailhead," the post said.
The search and rescue operation lasted about two and a half hours.