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Rescue team from Matt's Off Road Recovery on sand rescue mission. (Image source: Screengrab of a video posted on YouTube by Matt's Off Road Recovery)
Rescue team from Matt's Off Road Recovery on sand rescue mission. (Image source: Screengrab of a video posted on YouTube by Matt's Off Road Recovery)

Watch: Team rescues seven off-roader vehicles stuck in a patch of sand

  • The rescue team uses a custom, old Jeep Cherokee to carry out all the sand rescue operations.

  • Some of the vehicles stuck in the patch of sand include Subaru WRX, Chevrolet Avalanche, Toyota Tacoma and Jeep Grand Cherokee, among others.

Even seasoned off-roader vehicles can face woes when taking the roads not often taking, especially through soft, flat sand. Case in point is this video posted on YouTube by Matt's Off Road Recovery where a rescue team removes at least seven off-roaders stuck deep in sand, unable to rotate their wheels or move even an inch.

These vehicles included a Subaru WRX, a Chevrolet Avalanche, a Toyota Tacoma, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Toyota Tundra, a Jeep Patriot and a Chevrolet Silverado, were stuck at the Sand Hollow Lake in Utah, US.

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The video starts by showing the rescue team driving to the location where these vehicles are stuck. They start by pulling the WRX out of the sand by tying chains at its front and towing it with the team's beast off roader - a tuned old Jeep Cherokee.

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The team then moves on to the Avalanche that was deeply buried in the sand and was unable to engage its four-wheel drive to come out of the sand. It took a couple of tugs and stops to finally get the Chevy out of the sand and on to the track. Next were a Toyota Tacoma buried to its frame inside the sand and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Then, after a short break, the team gets back to the recue task and on to its fifth rescue for the day in the same hollow sand area. This time it was a Toyota Tundra with a relatively low-profile tyres unfit for doing duties on sand. However, it was easily towed back to the hard land area. This was followed by the rescue of another Jeep vehicle,  a Patriot, and then a new Chevrolet Silverado. 

The rescue crew also uses a custom Corvair off-road wagon to carry out the rescue operations, apart from the custom Cherokee and a few other off-roader vehicles.

  • First Published Date : 02 Sep 2021, 02:24 PM IST