Posted: Jul 22, 2013 8:17 PM by MTN News
For the second time in a week, Havre Sector Border Patrol agents were called assist Glacier County Sheriff's deputies and emergency medical service personnel in finding a group of missing people on Cut Bank Creek.
A press release from the Border Patrol says that on Saturday, July 20, at approximately 1 a.m., the Glacier County Sheriff's Department contacted the Border Patrol requesting assistance in locating three missing females that were rafting on Cut Bank Creek.
Agents from the Shelby and Sweetgrass stations responded to the request, along with an air unit from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection's branch in Great Falls.
The press release states that at about 8 a.m., the air unit spotted a small raft on the creek and relayed that information to the ground units.
With their assistance, Border Patrol agents and Sheriff's deputies on the ground were able to reach the group and escort them to safety.
They were found on an island about four river miles from the bridge on Highway 2.
Authorities discovered that they had experienced equipment trouble, but none had sustained any injuries.
The three females were treated for minor dehydration and heat exhaustion by Glacier County EMS personnel.
Authorities have not released the names or ages of the women.
Authorities responded to a similar call from the Glacier County Sheriff's Department on July 17, and were able to locate a separate group that was overdue to return from a rafting trip in the same area.