A man and a woman were rescued two days after their pickup truck got stuck in the snow on a Colorado county road. The pair were found Tuesday on Country Road 80C.
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they were notified around 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday about the pair stranded of motorists, and were also told the man left the truck around 11:15 a.m. the day before to get help and had not returned.
A helicopter found the truck with the woman inside east of the Eaton Reservoir around 1:45 p.m., on Tuesday. The man was found an hour later on County Rd. 80C about two miles southwest of Iron Mountain. The man was hypothermic and transported to the hospital by helicopter for treatment. Emergency personnel in the Snowcat said they reached the woman around 5 p.m., who did not need medical treatment and took her home.
If you plan on traveling remote snowy roads this winter, authorities have this advise: Tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and take enough food and water for at least 24 hours.
***Here’s some real wisdom that may not occur to you if you get your vehicle stuck but are able to free yourself:
“If your vehicle gets stuck once, it will most likely happen again. If you can get your vehicle out, turn around and do not drive further into potentially worse conditions.” –CSO Emergency Services Specialist Derek Rosenquist