Teens Stranded In Mendocino Forest During Snowstorm Rescued

COVELO, Mendocino County (AP) — Mendocino County authorities say a group of teenagers—some wearing just T-shirts and jeans—were rescued after a snowstorm left them stranded on a mountain peak in Mendocino National Forest.

Eight of the teens were picked up by rescuers on snowmobiles Monday after spending the night in their vehicles near Covelo. Four others who had winter gear managed to walk two miles to a rescue base the previous night.

None was injured.

Sheriff’s Capt. Kurt Smallcomb told The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa that the teens were traveling to Anthony Peak on Sunday when one of their trucks broke down and the other was stuck in three-feet-deep snow.

They used their cell phones to call for help, but the storm prevented rescuers from reaching them immediately.

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