[UPDATE] Man Hikes for Two Days to Get Help for Two Stuck in Snow, Rescue Being Mounted
A posse is getting ready tonight for a search and rescue in the Fish Lake Road area west of Orleans, confirmed Sgt. Brian Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office about 7 p.m. Late this afternoon, a man arrived at Pearson’s Store in Weitchpec saying that he had been hiking for two days after having gotten his vehicle stuck in the snow. The man reported to law enforcement that he had left two people still in the vehicle.
“We are gearing up the posse,” said Taylor. “We have volunteers that are search and rescue.”
The rescue could be difficult as, he said, “the snow line begins about nine miles up Fish Lake Road.” The two individuals are “fairly deep in the snow,” said Taylor, and the rescuers will probably need a snow cat to reach them.We will update with more information when possible.
UPDATE 2/21: The two individuals were located last night as they were hiking out. The Sheriff’s Department says they were in good condition.