On a recent camping trip on Vancouver Island I came across a 2wd pickup stuck in the loose rocks of a river bed. This was at Fairy Lake Rec Site near Port Renfrew. Apparently he strayed off the pack gravel while trying to launch a row boat. A tow truck was on hand, but was having trouble moving the pickup.
While I was there the tow truck was trying to pull it at 45 deg angle. The hydraulic wheel lift was being used as a brake. The pickup did not budge.
When I left they were moving the tow truck so it take a long straight pull toward where I was standing in the first shot. They should have better luck at getting the pickup unstuck, but then would the problem of getting it up the rough bank.