Jeep stuck to the frame in mud

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023, at 6:11 p.m. (ET), we received a request for an offroad recovery in South Carolina. Eric, the requester, submitted the following information: “My jeep is stuck near Francis Marion National forest. I need someone with winch to help me out. Tonight. / I’m with the vehicle”.

We verified the request, contact information, situation, and GPS location before sending it to local volunteers. In this area, we had to expand the search to volunteers within a 60-mile radius.

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Photo submitted by Eric

The request was passed to volunteers at around 6:15 p.m., just. Twenty minutes later, we had Peter Nemeth taking over the request.

He closed the request by 8:37 p.m. and later sent us a few photos and videos. We appreciate Peter’s help. Awesome job.

From Peter: “Eric and his girlfriend were up from Myrtle Beach (2+ hours away) exploring Francis Marion National Forest in his stock Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe.  We have had some record rain over the last week.  They got bogged down in some heavy mud and water near some power lines and had been there for hours. 

I arrived after dark. Parked my modified 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and walked out to assess. Not my first recovery but this was the sketchiest for me.  Lots of mud, ruts, tall grass, and water. That’s when I texted you to say be on standby and that I might need help. 

Aired way down. 4 low and rear lockers on. Made my way out to him in the soup and got to a decently solid patch. Parked and was able to partially free him with my winch from a rear pull from his stock hard point.  And dragging him back. 

No longer bogged, he still couldn’t get anywhere without spinning due to mud and water everywhere. He wasn’t aired down at all So I aired him down to 15lbs and we’re were finally able to get him turned around on in his own.  He followed me back out all the way to the forest road. Where I got him aired up.  I am home and they are heading back to Myrtle.  He definitely owes his girlfriend a nice dinner!  He offered me money but I wouldn’t accept. When I got home I found $50 on my back seat. Unnecessary. 

Glad to help them. They had no friends or family in the area and were staring at an unexpected stay in the woods.  

Btw, I am with Lowcountry Wranglers.

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Photos submitted by Peter
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Photos submitted by Peter

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