Snowmobilers rescued in B.C. could be facing hefty bill
A man drives a snowmobile down a partially plowed road in Southington, Conn. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP / Robert Ray)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:26AM EST
GOLDEN, B.C. - Four male snowmobilers from Alberta could be facing a hefty price tag after they had to be rescued on the weekend from Quartz Creek, west of Golden, B.C.
Golden-Field RCMP say in a news release that the quartet will be required to organize and pay for a helicopter and permits to remove their stranded snowmobiles.
Parks Canada will also be investigating to determine if they will be charged under the National Parks Act for entering Glacier National Park on snowmobiles.
RCMP say they were advised on Saturday that the group was stranded and required a helicopter to rescue them.
Instead, a search and rescue team from Golden headed out on snowmobiles and found the group of four, who were uninjured and waiting at an area cabin.
Const. Spencer Lainchbury says the group is believed to have crossed into Glacier National Park and got stuck and unable to get out.