Search For Missing Snowmobilers | Environment
The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office spent another busy weekend looking for missing snowmobilers. The Sheriff's Office put out a search for 62 year old Lester Allert after he got separated from his group near Bloom Peak. A helicopter from the 36th Rescue Flight from Fairchild Air Force base was enroute when Allert was located and able to rejoin his group.
During that search, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office was also searching for 50-year-old Kevin Gouin. A friend reported him missing near Wallace when he failed to meet him near Placer Creek after 5 hours. Searchers found him near Avery after walking 10 miles. Gouin had to abandon his snowmobile after it ran out of gas.
This is the sixth search of the winter season. Just last week, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office issued a press release after three other search and rescue incidents. The Sheriff's Office reminds recreators to be prepared with equipment and emergency supplies when they head into the back country. It also warns of avalanche danger in warmer temperatures.