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Two people and dog rescued from snowed-in California cabin after nearly two months

Couple stuck in cabin rescued after nearly 2 months
Couple trapped in cabin rescued after nearly two months 00:15

Two people and their dog were rescued after spending nearly two months in a snowed-in cabin in a remote part of Northern California, authorities said. A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew was sent to save the group because they were running out of supplies and local roads were blocked, the agency said on Facebook.

Because of snow and downed trees, the group had been unable to leave the area since December 6, the highway patrol said. The agency didn't say where the cabin was located, but it said the request for Tuesday's rescue came from the sheriff's office in Sierra County, which is located north of Lake Tahoe and west of Reno, Nevada.

Helicopter Assists with Rescue Yesterday afternoon, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with rescuing two trapped people. Two people had been snowed in their cabin since December 6th. Unable to leave due to snow and downed trees, they were running out of supplies. CHP helicopter (H-20) was requested to assist due to the remote location and blocked roads. H-20 was able to land near the cabin, while very strong winds were blowing. The pair and their dog were flown in H-20 to a landing zone where Sierra County Deputies transported them to a safe location. Pilot- Lewis Paramedic- Hallam CHP - Valley Division Sierra County Sheriff's Office CHP - Oakhurst CHP - Grass Valley CHP - Truckee

Posted by CHP - Valley Division Air Operations on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

During December, the area saw historic amounts of snow with over 17 feet falling in Lake Tahoe.

On Wednesday, the highway patrol posted aerial footage of the area where the people were trapped. The short video shows a group of structures in the wooded area with snow piled high against the side of one of them and a clearing where the helicopter could land.

The helicopter crew flew the group to another landing zone, where they were met by sheriff's deputies, the highway patrol said.

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