(JACKSON, Wyo.) – A Wyoming state legislator from Jackson is pursuing a measure that would allow sheriff’s departments to bill people needing backcountry rescues.
Rep. Keith Gingery says he was inspired to propose the measure after a rescue of snowmobilers last year cost Teton County $14,000.
The Wyoming Search and Rescue Council normally reimburse rescues, which are funded by donations and registrations for hunting, fishing, and snowmobile use.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
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