WILLOWS, Calif. — A search crew rescued nine people who became stuck in the snow in the mountains of western Glenn County.
Seven of them were stranded in sub-freezing temperatures overnight Friday without any food or water, according to the Glenn County Sheriff's Office.
On Saturday morning, the county's search and rescue team got a call of seven people and two vehicles stuck in the snow.
The group, which was stranded near Plaskett Meadows, called their friends for help. They also became stranded in the snow, meaning that two more people had to be rescued.
On top of that, the group had split up, with three of them trying to walk all the way back to the valley.
These people walked for five and a half hours," said Sgt. Jon Owens with the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. "They split off from their group to head back down to the valley. At that point when I parked there and watched the ATV's take off, it was 31 degrees. They're walking in the snow for five and a half hours and they have no food, they have no water.
Sergeant Owens says that if you get stuck in the snow and call for help, it's important to stay put and wait for rescue crews to arrive.
Saturday's rescue was the third within a week in Glenn County.