University of Wyoming students help rescue woman stranded in snow

2013-01-16T21:00:00Z University of Wyoming students help rescue woman stranded in snowBy KELLY BYER Star-Tribune staff writer Casper Star-Tribune Online
January 16, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

Three University of Wyoming students, one a Casper native, found a Nebraska woman stranded in the snow while hiking near the Happy Jack recreation area early Monday morning.

Brian Schlidt of Casper; Anton Schabauer of Rapid City, S.D.; and Tyler Soulek of Littleton, Colo., saw the woman’s vehicle stuck in the snow near the recreational area east of Laramie, according to a University of Wyoming press release. They marked the location with a portable GPS device and returned to Laramie, where they alerted the University of Wyoming Police Department.

Police Chief Mike Samp said his department received the call about 2:30 a.m. and notified the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. A deputy located the vehicle and called paramedics, who treated the woman at the location. She was then taken to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie for early stages of frostbite and hypothermia, according to the release.

“She was there long enough to run out of gas and out of power for her cell phone,” Samp said.

The chief said the woman was in “distress" and had distributed clothing items and her purse a ways from the vehicle to alert passersby. The hikers found the items before coming upon her vehicle.

“These young men certainly went well above and beyond the typical actions we see in today’s society,” Samp said. “If it were not for their actions, it’s quite likely that this young lady may have perished.”

Reach city reporter Kelly Byer at 307-266-0639 or Follow her on Twitter @KellyByer.

Copyright 2015 Casper Star-Tribune Online. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

Untitled Document

Civil Dialogue

We provide this community forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on the news of the day. Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. Name-calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome. Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum. Our comment policy explains the rules of the road for registered commenters.

If your comment was not approved, perhaps...

  1. You called someone an idiot, a racist, a dope, a moron, etc. Please, no name-calling or profanity (or veiled profanity -- #$%^&*).

  2. You rambled, failed to stay on topic or exhibited troll-like behavior intended to hijack the discussion at hand.

  3. YOU SHOUTED YOUR COMMENT IN ALL CAPS. This is hard to read and annoys readers.

  4. You have issues with a business. Have a bad meal? Feel you were overcharged at the store? New car is a lemon? Contact the business directly with your customer service concerns.

  5. You believe the newspaper's coverage is unfair. It would be better to write the editor at, or call Editor Jason Adrians at 266-0545 or Content Director David Mayberry at 266-0633. This is a forum for community discussion, not for media criticism. We'd rather address your concerns directly.

  6. You included an e-mail address or phone number, pretended to be someone you aren't or offered a comment that makes no sense.

  7. You accused someone of a crime or assigned guilt or punishment to someone suspected of a crime.

  8. Your comment is in really poor taste.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

Featured Businesses

Latest Offers