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Couple stranded in snowstorm rescued near Cultus Lake

(Correction: Another Cultus Lake is located in Douglas County)

GLIDE, Ore. (AP/KTVZ) -- A Canyonville couple have been rescued after becoming stranded by a snowstorm near Cultus Lake in Douglas County.

The couple was visiting the lake on Monday and decided to stay overnight when they had car trouble, Douglas County sheriff's deputies said.

Heavy snowfall overnight prevented them from leaving and the husband, Brad Barron, 33, walked several miles to get a cell phone signal and call for help.

Search and rescue crews with Douglas County reached the pair after nine hours spent navigating the snow in a sno-cat and a tracked side-by-side. Downed trees and deep snow blocked the road.

Barron and his wife were found cold, but unharmed.

Sheriff's Sgt. Brad O'Dell said it was a good reminder to be prepared when venturing outdoors, especially in challenging weather.

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  1. they are lucky. they could have been buried with enough snow getting out for reception would have been impossible, or immediate rescue impossible. they were barely equipped good enough to spend the night on the side of the highway, they had no business being out in the wilderness during the middle of a winter storm

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