Glenn County Search teams rescue couple stranded in the snow

Glenn County Search Crews rescued a couple stranded in the snow after their GPS sent them to a road not recommended for winter driving

Posted: Jan 25, 2021 11:23 AM
Updated: Jan 25, 2021 5:32 PM

GLENN COUNTY, CALIF. - Glenn County Search Crews rescued a couple stranded in the snow after their GPS sent them to a road not recommended for winter driving.

Sheriff's Officials say Oleg Donskov called 911 just after 8:00 p.m. Saturday reporting he and his wife were stranded on Forest Highway 7 above Masterson's Campground in western Glenn County. He said they were traveling from Sacramento to Fort Bragg, and their car had no heater, food, or water.

The search and rescue team used four-wheel drive jeeps to find the couple past the end of the pavement, in a foot and a half of snow and brought them to safety.

Sheriff's officials say if GPS directs you to a non-maintained road, it's best to turn around and ask for directions or re-route to maintained roadways.

Travel using Forest Highway 7 between Glenn and Mendocino counties is not advised during the winter and is expected to be especially hazardous this winter because of impacts within the August Complex burn scar.

This is the second snow rescue by Glenn County Search and Rescue in one week.

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