Shelter from the cold

RCMP help rescue a family stranded in a vehicle in extreme temperatures after their truck became stuck in snow.

  • Mar. 12, 2014 5:00 a.m.

RCMP officers were able to locate a family stuck in the snow in -38 C

Mar. 1 at 3:38 a.m., Prince George dispatch reported to local officers they had received a 9-1-1 call from an inactive cell phone.

The caller reported being stuck in the ditch north of Fort St. James, the temperature was -38 C at the time.

RCMP began patrols toward Takla Landing and reviewed the 9-1-1 call log to try and discern where the caller was indicating he or she was located.

Based on further examination of the call, RCMP managed to figure out the caller was somewhere in the first 38 kilometres of the Leo Creek Road.

RCMP began their search of the road, and at 21 km on the Leo Creek Forest Service Road, they located a man, woman and young child in a blue Ford F150 pickup truck stuck in the ditch.

The vehicle was not damaged but the truck was very stuck.

RCMP said the roads were glare ice and the family was brought into Fort St. James  and arrangements were made for them to have shelter for the night.