A man and his dog managed to survive trapped in a vehicle in deep snow for five days by eating packets of taco sauce until they were finally rescued on Friday, SkyNews reported.
Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog Ally were reported missing after they set off to get gas on Sunday but failed to return. It turns out Taylor and his dog got stranded on a forest road near Sunriver, Oregon, when the Toyota 4Runner they were in became stuck in thick snow.
Taylor told investigators that he tried to walk out to find help but the deep snow made it impossible to do so and he returned to the vehicle with Ally and camped there overnight. The following morning, he woke to even more snow and was unable to get his vehicle free.
Over the next four days, Taylor kept himself and Ally warm by periodically starting his vehicle. For food, they survived by eating packets of taco sauce.
Meanwhile, search efforts to locate the pair had intensified during the course of the week. According to Taylor's aunt Denise Taylor Tremaine, authorities had launched drones to search in areas where snowfall made it impossible for them to access. After five days they were finally recued and, while Taylor and Ally were both hungry, they were in otherwise good condition, the z reported.
In a post to Facebook, Taylor thanked the people who banded together to search for him.
"I'm safe my Ally dog is safe. I really appreciate all the help," he wrote. "Got lucky, lets never do that again. I'll be in touch with everyone soon."
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