Butte County Sheriffs worked diligently to save a mother and her young child whose car was stuck in the snow

Officers with the Butte County Sheriff's Office worked to locate and save a mother and her one-year-old child when she took a wrong turn and her vehicle got stuck in the snow in Plumas County.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 11:05 AM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - Officers with the Butte County Sheriff's Office worked to locate and save a mother and her one-year-old child when she took a wrong turn and her vehicle got stuck in the snow in Plumas County. 

This all started on Friday, March 6 just before 9 p.m., Butte County Sheriff's Office says they received a call from a woman stating she was en route to Oroville from Sacramento with her one-year-old baby. The woman told our dispatchers her GPS had her take Lumpkin Road off Highway 70 but she now didn’t know where she was and was stuck in the snow.

Officials say as temperatures dipped, our dispatchers kept talking with her to get a better location of where the woman’s car was stuck.

Officials say dispatchers were unable to get a GPS location from her phone and an aircraft from CHP Air Operations responded to assist but was not able to continue due to weather conditions.

Sgt. Evans and Deputy Brannon responded, started from Lumpkin Road, and searched the area using landmarks and signs the woman remembered seeing while driving.

Officials say just before 1:00 a.m., Deputy Brannon located the woman and her child, safe in her vehicle on Hartman Bar Ridge Road in Plumas County. Deputy Brannon was able to get her vehicle out of the snow, and Deputy Brannon and Sgt. Evans escorted her back down the hill to Oroville. 

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