Operation to rescue a Jeep Wrangler stuck on a mountain bike trailSeptember 25, 2020
Californian off-road community took over the evacuation of the SUV
The story of the Jeep Wrangler abandoned on a mountain bike track in California ended with a happy ending: the car was evacuated by the efforts of the local off-road community Jalados 4×4. It took a rescue team of dozens of people and SUVs only 20 minutes to remove the Wrangler from a dangerous area at the top of the hill.
A day earlier, Facebook circled photos of a Jeep Wrangler stuck on a narrow cycle track near Loma Linda, California. The driver managed to drive the SUV onto the ridge of a hill, on either side of which there are steep slopes. The identity of the owner of the SUV was soon established – it turned out to be a man named Ricky Barba. According to The Drive, representatives of Ford approached him and offered to evacuate the car from the hill in a new Bronco at the company’s expense, which could be a good advertisement for the model.
However, the rescue of the Wrangler was organized by offroaders from the Jalados 4×4 community: they got to the SUV first and in just 20 minutes towed it from the dangerous area using cables.
It remains a mystery how Ricky Barba managed to get the Jeep Wrangler onto the cycle track and what the purpose of this dangerous experiment was. It is also unclear why he escaped, leaving the car, and only showed up after the police became interested in him.
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