SAR rescues couple stuck on Flat Tops |

SAR rescues couple stuck on Flat Tops

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A Garfield County Search and Rescue team rescued a couple Monday from their broken-down truck on the Flat Tops, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

The call came in at shortly after 7 p.m., from an unidentified source who reported that the couple had driven up the Coffee Pot Road to a location near Duck Lake, and gotten stuck in the snow.

The couple, who were not identified by the sheriff’s office, tried to pull their truck out with a bumper-mounted electric winch, but the winch broke down, too.

In desperation the couple, accompanied by their St. Bernard and another large dog, started on the 20-mile hike back to Glenwood Springs.

They reportedly had gone eight miles when they were picked up later Monday by five SAR members driving two all-terrain vehicles and a Polaris Ranger, which resembles a golf cart on steroids.

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