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Stranded Motorist Rescued From Deep In The Ochocos

PRINEVILLE, OR -- Two people were rescued Wednesday after spending a cold, wet night in the Ochoco Mountains. Crook County 911 received a call from a person who hiked three miles in bad weather to find cell service. They reported their vehicle had broken down and they were unable to get to safety. 

Crook County Search and Rescue responded with a small team. Officials say they moved quickly because the subjects were not dressed for the conditions and there was little shelter available. After a one-hour drive, SAR reached the pair. They say conditions deteriorated rapidly; roads were slick with ice and snow, with mud in low-lying areas.

The pair was wet, cold and dehydrated. SAR brought them back to Prineville, where they'll make arrangements to recover the vehicle. 

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