Published: Sun, March 03, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

OR man survives chilly ordeal by eating hot sauce packets

OR man survives chilly ordeal by eating hot sauce packets

The snow trapped Jeremy R. Taylor, but taco sauce saved his life.

Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog Ally left to buy gas on Sunday 24 February but failed to return and on Wednesday a missing person's report was issued.

Mr Taylor, who regularly goes off-roading in his 4WD, told his rescuers that his auto became stuck in deep snow on a United States Forest Service road late on Monday.

When he woke Monday, he only found more snow.

Authorities said that he tried to hike out, but the snow was too deep, so he returned to the auto with his dog.

An Oregon man, trapped in the snow for five days in his auto with his dog, survived by consuming taco sauce and periodically starting the vehicle. He says he triend to walk to find help but the snow made it hard so he and Ally returned to his vehicle.

On Friday, a snowmobile rider called 911 saying they had seen Taylor.

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An Oregon Water Resouce SnowCat with one DCSO SAR member responded to the location and made contact with Jeremy and his dog Allie.

Jeremy Taylor told officials after his rescue Friday with his dog, Ally, that he staved off hunger by eating leftover packets of Taco Bell hot sauce he found in his vehicle, The Bend Bulletin reported.

Shortly after his rescue, Mr Taylor posted a message on his Facebook page thanking those who helped with the search.

Fox29 reported that Taylor elaborated on using the sauce packets to survive while joking on Facebook. Got lucky, lets [sic] never do that again.

Taylor and his dog were found in good condition, the sheriff's office said, but they were "hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days".

Central Oregon has been buffeted by snowstorms in recent weeks.

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