YREKA, Calif. – Over the weekend, authorities in Northern California responded to two separate incidents.
The Sisikyou County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and two other agencies successfully aided an injured Mt. Shasta hiker whose foot was caught between several rocks Sunday.
The 25-year-old San Jose man, whose name was not released, was able to make a cell phone call, from which rescuers were able to secure coordinates to locate him. He was flown by CHP helicopter to the Mt. Shasta Mercy Medical Center, treated and released.
On Monday, Siskiyou County authorities responded to an incident involving a couple who became stuck in the snow following a woodcutting trip. The woman had left her husband and their pick-up truck to seek help, but when she returned with a relative, the man and the pick-up were gone.
Authorities were able to locate the truck after several hours, once again stuck in the snow. The man was in good health despite the cold temperatures.