WILLOWS — Three men had to be rescued by Cal Fire after they were stranded in the Mendocino National Forest for about seven hours Monday.The Glenn County Sheriff's Office received a call from someone who heard people asking for help over the California Department of Forestry's radio frequency, according to the GCSO. Once it was determined they were at the Red Mountain repeater site, Cal Fire was able to get them.
The unidentified men, who are in their 20s, were driving in the area when their car got stuck in the snow at about 2 p.m., according to the GCSO. Since they were familiar with the area, they decided to get out of the car and walk.
They made a five-mile trek from where they were stranded until they came across the repeater's site, according to the GCSO. They broke down the door and were there until they were rescued at about 9 p.m.