Beaverton family rescued after car becomes stuck on USFS Road 39

ππ€πŠπ„π‘ π‚πŽπ”ππ“π˜ – (Release by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office) On April 12, 2021 at approximately 2:36 a.m., Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of a stranded motorist on USFS Road 39.

Jason Brunson, of Beaverton, told dispatchers that his 2016 Ford Fusion became stuck in the snow as he and his family were traveling to the Hells Canyon Overlook. Brunson estimated that this occurred between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. the evening prior. Brunson, his wife, and child attempted to dig the vehicle out throughout the evening. At approximately 2:00 a.m., Brunson walked a quarter mile to reach cell service and called for assistance.

Baker County Search and Rescue was activated at 3:06 a.m. Three SAR members traveled to the area with two side-by-sides. After traveling approximately 8.9 miles on USFS Road 39, SAR members located the family at 5:38 a.m. All family members were in good condition and didn’t suffer any injuries. 

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that USFS Road 39 remains impassable due to snow conditions.