Jesse Scott, hydrological technician.
Jesse Scott, hydrological technician. (Photo Credit: Melanie Peterson) VIEW ORIGINAL

Jesse Scott, hydrological technician, was driving to inspect a stream gage when the vehicle in front of him slid off the road into the deep snow. The driver of the vehicle was on the way to the hospital as one of the passengers was experiencing a serious medical condition; they were unable to get a cell signal and the door was jammed.

Scott stopped and was the first responder on the scene until the sheriff arrived. “It took about an hour of intense exercise before I could remove enough snow and debris to get the passengers out of the car,” Scott said.

Everyone was safe and the passenger was able to get to the hospital.