Casper residents safe after getting stuck fishing
A group of Casper residents who went fishing near the Miracle Mile area this weekend are safe after getting stuck in snow and spending Sunday night outside.
Lt. Mark Sellers with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office said a member of the group -- 26-year-old Beau Barrett -- called his father about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The cellular telephone reception was poor, but Barrett's father understood that the group had become stuck and was unable to leave the area, according to authorities.
His father contacted the sheriff's office and a search effort began.
About mid-morning Monday, Barrett again called his father. The group, authorities say, had gotten stuck roughly two miles from Miracle Mile in Carbon County. Barrett ultimately walked to 3 Man Ranch, where he again was able to contact his father.
Authorities located the fishing party a short time later.