Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue helps people stuck in the snow on Breckenridge Road

Couple was able to use cell phones for help

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

Officials helped two people who were stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon.

On Feb. 24, at about 1:30 p.m., the Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit received calls of two people stuck in the snow on Breckenridge Road.

The two people stuck, Gary Simmons and Kimberly Cooter, were driving over the Breckenridge summit when their 2010 Jeep Wrangler became stuck in the snow, according to officials. They were able to use a cell phone to call for help.

Volunteers from the Kern Valley and Bakersfield Search and Rescue teams responded to the call. The Kern Valley Team came in from Caliente Bodfish Road with an Argo, which is a eight wheel, tracked, all terrain vehicle. The Bakersfield Team responded from the west with two tracked snow vehicles.

Officials said both teams made it to the stranded vehicle and Simmons and Cooter were assisted down the mountain to safety.

 

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