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Boise woman among group of campers stranded in California snowstorm

Madera County Sheriff’s Office came to the aid of five campers who were stranded by a snow storm on Sunday in California.
Madera County Sheriff’s Office came to the aid of five campers who were stranded by a snow storm on Sunday in California. Provided by Madera County Sheriff’s Office

A Boise woman was among a group of five campers saved by law enforcement officers after being stranded by a snow storm in the California mountains on Sunday, KBOI and KMPH report.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call from the campers asking for help after heavy snow overnight collapsed their tents and stranded their vehicles at Chilkoot Campground about 5 miles north of Bass Lake.

On Sunday, November 27th, the Madera County Sheriff's Office received a call from some campers requesting assistance....

Posted by Madera County Sheriff's Office on Monday, November 28, 2016

Rescuers had to traverse deep snow and clear fallen trees to get to the group.

One of the campers is Christina Carney of Boise.

Carney told KMPH the five campers and their three dogs had to sleep in their trucks.

The sheriff’s office got plenty of social media kudos for their efforts:

 
 

Cynthia Sewell: 208-377-6428, @CynthiaSewell

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