WILLARD BAY -- Rescuers found three hunters in Willard Bay after a call for help on Saturday night.
One of them texted his wife to call 911, said Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Potter. The hunter said that they were north of the north dike at the bay.
It was not clear why they needed 911, Potter said. No one was able to contact the hunters over the phone because cell phone reception is very poor that far out into the bay, he said.
But after at least two and a half hours of searching, a state helicopter spotted one of them about 10:30 p.m.
He led rescuers to the other two, who were alive. The three hunters' conditions were unknown as of late Saturday night.