Parents, young kids rescued after getting stranded in snow for 5 hours

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - A family was stranded in snow for about five hours Sunday while driving in the mountains near Highway 410.

Two parents and two kids ages eight and 2 and a half were driving in a Jeep on U.S. National Forest road 1601 around 3 p.m. Their car got stuck in slush and snow on the side of the road. The temperature was about 35 degrees, according to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. 

One of the adults was able to call their father to help. He drove up to pull them out with his Toyota Pickup and got stuck as well. 

With two cars now stuck in snow, one of the family members phoned the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, which sent a team of 13 volunteer deputes and one certified deputy to locate and pull out the vehicles. 

A number of volunteers were on ATVs searching for the family and one used his personal Jeep to tow them out. They were all feed from the ditch around 8 p.m.

No one was injured during the event.

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