On Sunday, December 4, 2022, Sheriff’s deputies were called to assist a family of 5 who became stranded, the day before, in several feet of snow while searching for a Christmas tree. Search and rescue deputies, an off-duty Linn County search and rescue volunteer responded to Forest Road 46, in Marion County, and helped to recover the family safely and bring them down off the mountain.
We would like to encourage everyone they should always “know before you go,” weather conditions, is the area open, do you have appropriate supplies to survive a few days, and does someone know where you are going and when you will be back.
These events are always a team effort to help resolve successfully. Thank you to the members of the Santiam snowmobile association members for their help in this rescue.