Truck driver missing for 2 days found on snowy road in California
The California Highway Patrol said on Facebook that the truck driver was reported overdue by his company around 3 p.m. on Thursday after failing to arrive as expected earlier in the day. GPS locations from the semi-truck placed the vehicle on Big Bend Road in Shasta County, around 45 miles northeast of Redding. CALIFORNIA WOMAN FOUND ALIVE IN SNOW-COVERED VEHICLE AFTER 6 DAYS MISSING IN MOUNTAINS
Due to snowfall and poor roadway conditions at the time, no searches were conducted until Saturday, according to the CHP. When conditions improved by Saturday morning, air units were sent out to search for the driver near the last GPS location.
A truck driver was found on a snowy road two days after being reported missing in Northern California. (California Highway Patrol) After an hour, officials said that the driver was found on Summit Lake Road, about 20 miles from the last GPS position.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW: HERE’S HOW IT IMPACTS THE GREAT LAKES Officials were able to make contact with the truck driver, who appeared uninjured. Another helicopter landed to rescue the driver, and he was transported to the Benton Airpark.
“The driver was assisted with finding a hot meal and a ride to a local hotel,” police said.
The incident happened days after a woman with dementia was found alive in a snow-covered vehicle six days after she was reported missing in the region.
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