Couple rescued after getting stranded near Cultus Lake

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office said Barron walked several miles in the snow until he was able to get phone service to call for help.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 7:05 AM
Updated: Jan 16, 2020 10:12 AM

GLIDE, Ore. – A man and wife were rescued Tuesday after getting stranded in the snow near Cultus Lake, and rescuers say this is a reminder to be prepared when going outdoors during snow and other winter weather conditions.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Brad Barron, 33, of Canyonville and his wife left their home Monday to drive to Cultus Lake.

The couple got stranded overnight while at the lake when they experienced car troubles.

The sheriff’s office said Barron walked several miles in the snow until he was able to get phone service to call for help.

It took Douglas County Search and Rescue about nine hours to reach the Barron’s location near the lake.

Search and rescue officials said the couple were cold but otherwise in good condition.

For the rescue, Douglas County Search and Rescue dispatched its snowcat and a tracked side-by-side.

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