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Monday, February 22, 2021

Elkland Search & Rescue Locate Vehicles Stuck in Quehanna Wild Area

Elkland Search and Rescue

Elkland Search and Rescue was notified around 11:15pm Sunday night from Clearfield Co. Emergency Management that there were multiple individuals stranded in a motor vehicle in the general Shaggers Inn Area of the Quehanna Wilds Area. 

These individuals were stranded for over 5 hours. Upon notification to the Clearfield EMA office, Elkland SAR responded and Incident Command was established at the Jack Dents Run Rd. and Quehanna Highway intersection. 

Clearfield EMA and Elkland SAR set out in the tracked snow equipment to investigate the area. DCNR arrived on scene and they requested their personnel to assemble as well for additional resources to search for the vehicle.  

The individuals vehicle and another stuck vehicle were actually located in the Medix Grade and Shaggers Inn Road area, inoperable on the snow and ice covered roadways. 

Once the vehicle was located, DCNR contacted their personnel that were in route and they returned to their headquarters 

The rescuers were able to free one of the vehicles and escorted them back to the Command Post. Elkland SAR returned to station and back in service around 5:25am.

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