High centered and spinning out

High centered and spinning out

On Tuesday, January 4th, at 2:20 p.m., we received a request from Casey Sadahiro, who had his truck Nissan Armada stuck on snow near Bend, OR.

His notes: “stuck at the fork by Dillon falls boat ramp, Nissan Armada, no damage to vehicle, high centered and spinning out. has had snowfall in the area on 1/4/2022 so new snow may make it difficult./ I’m not with the vehicle.”

We contacted him, corroborated the details, and prepared the request for the volunteers. By 2:54 p.m., the ticket was dispatched. Here is the story by David Gillian, one of the volunteers who participated in the recovery.

At approximately 2 p.m., a request for assistance came in. Casey in his Nissan Armada had become stuck in the snow just outside of Bend 2 days prior to the request. He was no longer with the vehicle. The request for help and further investigation indicated that a recent storm had brought 2-3 feet of new snow. Nearly all members did not believe the recovery was likely in the present conditions. Member John S. and his Chevrolet Colorado volunteered to scout the location to see if the recovery was possible.

John S. Determined that the snow was under 2 feet. He further made it to the stuck vehicle and cleared snow to make a recovery. At this point, Tyler L. and his Jeep JKU and David in his Nissan Xterra moved into action. Tyler proceeded to the vehicle and David picked up the vehicle owner. On-site Tyler used a Kinetic rope to free the Armada. While turning the recovery vehicles around, one became stuck in the deep snow. Tyler used his Kinetic rope to free the recovery vehicle. All vehicles then returned to Bend without further incident. Without John S. And his scouting of the conditions, this recovery would not have happened.

Thanks to all volunteers who participated in this recovery; it was awesome to see the collaboration of these volunteers in the lobby of our app.

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