Two People Rescued After Being Stuck in the Mud Near Casper for Two Days
A husband and wife were thirsty but otherwise in good shape when deputies found them inside a stuck pickup truck Saturday afternoon.
The man and woman told deputies they went for a drive in the area of Oil Camp Road and Strohecker Road on Thursday. Rain started falling, making the road muddy and slick.
The truck slid off the road and got stuck. In an attempt to drive out, the driver damaged the four-wheel drive and drive train, according to an incident report from the Natrona County Sheriff's Office. They were about three miles past the Strohecker Ranch headquarters when they got stuck.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, a man called the sheriff's office to report seeing the truck, which he said hadn't moved for about two days.
The pair elected to stay in the pickup until deputies arrived at about 3 p.m. Saturday.
Deputies gave the man and woman a ride back to Casper. Mud and snow made it impossible for a tow truck to retrieve the stuck pickup, but the man said he'd go back to get his truck when the road dried out.