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New police snow vehicle used to rescue man stranded in his car

Ian Campbell 28 May 2019
The new over snow vehicle used by Jindabyne Police. Photo: Monaro Poilce District Facebook page.

The new over-snow vehicle used by Jindabyne Police. Photo: Monaro Police District Facebook page.

This week’s dump of snow has given local police an opportunity to use a new ‘over-snow vehicle’ to help a man stranded in his car.

Jindabyne Police responded to a call for help yesterday on Kosciuszko Road at Charlotte Pass. On the back of heavy snowfalls that started on Sunday and rolled into the week, a 35-year-old man found he was unable to drive his vehicle away.

Initially, the man drove to Charlotte Pass, parked his vehicle and walked to Blue Lake, a popular destination for hikers. Upon returning to his vehicle at around 7 pm on Sunday night, the weather had deteriorated forcing the man to sleep in his vehicle for the night.

Continued winds and heavy snowfalls into Monday added to the man’s predicament.

Luckily a local resident driving his snowmobile saw the man and called for police assistance.

Chief Inspector Mick Tranby swung into action, using the newest addition to the police fleet, an ‘over-snow vehicle’ to retrieve the man and bring him to safety.

The new over-snow vehicle used by Jindabyne Police. Photo: Monaro Police District Facebook page.

The new over-snow vehicle used by Jindabyne Police. Photo: Monaro Police District Facebook page.

Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.


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