Saturday, 02 December 2023

Four-wheeling leads to dangerous situation

A vehicle got stuck in the middle of Putah Creek on Wednesday, but the occupants appeared to escape harm. Photo by Rick Hamilton.


MIDDLETOWN – Some four-wheeling fun led to a dangerous predicament Wednesday, when a vehicle ended up stranded in the middle of Putah Creek.

Hidden Valley Lake resident Rick Hamilton said the vehicle was in the middle of the creek at Hartmann Road on the east side of Highway 29 at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Two people were standing on top of the hood and a third person was on one of the nearby banks.

Hamilton said he reported the situation, and two fire trucks showed up but left shortly thereafter.

A California Highway Patrol vehicle and the fire captain's pickup later were on scene, Hamilton said.

No information was available from the CHP late Wednesday.

Hamilton said four-wheeling takes place in the creekbed and the surrounding area.

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