Oregon resident Jeremy Taylor, 36, is described as an outdoorsman, often taking his vehicle on off-roading adventures with his dog, Ally.
On Feb. 24, Taylor and Ally hopped into his vehicle for an afternoon of winter off-roading fun.
Taylor chose a densely wooded area west of Sunriver, Oregon, a popular destination in the Deschutes National Forest.
Taylor traveled up a forest service road after fueling his vehicle, where his SUV got stuck in the snow.
BREAKING NEWS: DCSO reports the Sunriver-area man, Jeremy Taylor, missing since last Sunday has been found alive by a snowmobiler off FS Road 40 and Century Drive, reportedly hungry. More details as we get them. https://t.co/xrYjJrhuxe
— KTVZ NewsChannel 21 (@KTVZ) March 1, 2019
Without a cell phone to call for help, he and Ally spent the night in the vehicle, but woke up to even more snow the next morning.
On Feb. 27, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office asked the public for information on Taylor that could lead to his location.
Deputies said Jeremy Taylor and his dog, Allie, kept warm by periodically starting the vehicle. https://t.co/xd6Z8xdaBd
— 12NewsNow (@12NewsNow) March 3, 2019
Taylor was eventually found alive on March 1, five days after he and Ally left, when a snowmobiler spotted his vehicle stuck in the snow.
A search and rescue team member then rode a large snowcat into the woods to rescue them, Sgt. William Bailey told WKRN-TV.
Taylor was reunited with family and friends, describing his ordeal to sheriff’s officials.
“Jeremy had attempted to walk out on Monday, but the deep snow made it very difficult and he and Ally returned to his vehicle,” Deschutes Country Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. “Jeremy stayed warm over the next four days by periodically starting his vehicle and used a few taco sauce packets he had as food.”
Taylor later posted his heartfelt thanks on Facebook, writing, “Thank you, everyone. I’m safe; my Ally dog is safe.”
“I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky – let’s never do that again.”
He later commented on the hot sauce packets, writing, “Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives.”
After a long five days, friends and family are thankful that Taylor and his faithful pup are home safe and sound.
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