BEND, OR -- Three men had to be rescued from near Skyliners Road, after their pickup got stuck in the snow in a closed area, over the weekend. The driver, 30-year-old Timothy Price of Bend, and his passengers, 38-year-old Jason Johnson and 28-year-old Ronn Wilson, called for help early Sunday morning due to the distance they would need to walk in the snow.
They had fuel to stay warm and agreed to wait for daylight. It took Deschutes County Search and Rescue more than two hours to reach the trio on Forest Service Road 370, after traveling seven miles through the snow on tracked quads.
A follow up investigation is expected by the Forest Service.