Man trapped in auto for five days survives on taco sauce

Man trapped in auto for five days survives on taco sauce

Man trapped in auto for five days survives on taco sauce

On Friday, a snowmobile rider contacted Deschutes County 911 that Taylor had been located on Forest Service Road 40 near Wake Butte, west of Sunriver.

Turns out that Taylor had kept himself and his pup warm by turning over the car's engine periodically, and had sustained themselves on hot sauce packets from Taco Bell that he had found in his vehicle.

Correction: An earlier version of this story, relying on information from a news release, misspelled the name of Ally, Jeremy Taylor's dog.

Five days later on March 1, Taylor and Ally were found by a snowmobiler who called 911, and the vehicle was towed out to safety by a local rescue team. He tried to walk out Monday, but the snow was too deep and made it hard to walk so he and his dog returned to vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

To stay warm during his ordeal Taylor started the vehicle periodically to run the heater, and he ate taco sauce packets he found in his truck to keep from starving.

When he woke Monday, he only found more snow. They also used a few taco sauce packets as food. He was last seen at a gas station in Sunriver before he went missing for five days.

"Thank you everyone, I'm safe my Ally dog is safe", Taylor posted on his Facebook page.

Mr Taylor says he survived on Taco Bell fire sauce.

An adventurous snowmobiler traveling on the forest road finally came across Taylor, 36, on Friday. "I really appreciate all the help", Taylor wrote on Facebook.

Asked by a Facebook friend about the hot sauce packets, Taylor responded: "Taco Bell Fire Sauce saves lives". "Got lucky - let's never do that again". "I'll be in touch with everyone soon", he wrote.

The Cascade Range in central OR has been hammered for more than a week by a series of intense snowstorms.

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