SMR received a call from the Waterbury Backcountry Rescue Team to assist in searching for a family that could not find their way back to the trailhead in Little River State Park in Waterbury. They had cell phone contact, but could only describe that they were on what appeared to be a snowmobile trail. Stowe sent two teams in (one on ATV, one in 4WD pickup) to search the Cottonbrook area that connects Waterbury & Stowe. The party was quickly located by the ATV team approximately 1.5 miles from the end of Cottonbrook Road and given a ride out of the woods and back to their vehicle. They had started a fire and all were cold, but in good condition. 

Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of CallWeather Conditions

 Couper, Miller, Speer, Van Dyke, Westervelt

Waterbury Backcountry, Vt. State Police

16:45 -19:30  40 degrees, clear

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