GLENN COUNTY, CALIF. - The Glenn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team braved freezing after dark temperatures to rescue three people stuck in the snow.
It happened Wednesday night at Well's Campground in the Mendocino National Forest.
The Sheriff's Office said a call came in just before 6:30 p.m. reporting the trio stranded without food or water, and that they were not prepared to spend the night in inclement weather.
Dispatchers lost contact with the stranded party and could not re-establish contact because of the remote area and poor cell phone reception.
Searchers were able to locate and rescue Amanda Polit, Cody Polit, and Alondra Reyes, all of Maxwell. They were all reunited with their families on the valley floor.
The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is warning people mountain roads being especially hazardous this winter because of a lack of vegetation from area forest fires.
And they remind everyone headed to the higher elevations or remote areas to tell friends or family of your planned route when you expect to return, dress appropriately for weather conditions and pack an emergency bag in case you become stranded.