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 7.00 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.