Two skiers and their dog, all reported missing Saturday afternoon, were rescued from snowy mountain conditions Monday by a California Highway Patrol helicopter rescue team.
The ski group was located in a remote area a few miles away from Highway 88 at Peddler Hill, CHP’s Valley Division Air Operations said in a Facebook post.
The trio stayed alive for roughly two days by constructing a “snow cave” amid below-freezing temperatures, CHP said in the post.
The two skiers and their dog, Parker, were hoisted from the mountain, as video shared by CHP shows.
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CALSTAR and Care Flight Air Ambulances transported the skiers to Roseville’s Sutter Medical Center for treatment of exposure to the cold.