A couple who had been “snowed in” in a cabin in Northern California since early December were rescued by helicopter on Tuesday after an ordeal lasting nearly two months, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol’s Valley Division Air operations received a call from the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office requesting help rescuing the couple and their dog after they ran out of supplies.
The couple had been trapped inside since Dec. 6 after trees fell and heavy snow trapped them, the state agency said.
Due to the remote location of their cabin and to avoid blocked roads, CHP said it deployed a helicopter to help rescue the couple and their pet. They did not share the location of the cabin, but the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office, which initially responded to the incident, is located in Downieville, California, on the North Fork of the Yuba River.
In video shared by CHPthe front of the cabin, which is surrounded by trees, can be seen blocked by snow.
The agency said the helicopter was able to land near the cabin despite high winds.
The couple and their dog were flown to a landing area where Sierra County representatives helped move them to a safe location, CHP said. Authorities have not shared the identity of the rescued couple.