On Monday, April 1st, 2019, Truckee Police and Fire responded to the report of a young girl stuck between a house and a large pile of snow.
They found 7-year-old Eva down 6-8 feet in a narrow opening.
Eva had to put on her own harness and helmet, so that rescue personnel could hoist her to safety.
Thankfully, the rescue was successful and Eva made it out uninjured.
With warming temperatures, it’s important to stay clear of ‘snow caves’ like this one.
By: Truckee Police
Truckee PD officers assisted Truckee Fire staff with a rescue of a 7 year old girl, Eva, who fell in between the side of the house and the snow piled up from the winter. Eva was approximately 6-8 feet down a narrow opening, and she had to put on her own helmet and harness so that fire and police personnel could hoist her to safety. We are happy to report that Eva is uninjured and safety enjoying the rest of her vacation. We want to remind everyone of the dangers of these “snow cave” areas, and with the warming temperatures we advise to stay clear of these areas as they can be very unstable. Thanks to Truckee Fire for a quick and successful rescue. #TruckeeFire #TruckeePD