Jeremy Taylor, 36, an Oregon man who loves to go off-roading, was found after five days with his dog Ally in his car which was stranded in central Oregon snow on a U.S. Forest Service road.
Taylor told investigators his SUV got stuck in the snow on Sunday evening, Feb. 24. More snow had fallen. The area received historic snowfall on Feb. 25, up to 20 inches in some areas, the biggest February snowstorm in 118 years in that region of the state. Taylor was in Sunriver, a well-known vacation destination about 3 1/2 hours east of Portland. Central Oregon has been hammered with snowstorms in recent weeks. Taylor and his dog were both in good health when found.
They survived by eating taco sauce packets and starting the engine periodically to warm up. After being discovered by a snowmobiler, a large snow tractor brought him out of the woods. He and the dog were later reunited with family and friends. "Thank you everyone, I'm safe my Ally dog is safe. I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, lets (sic) never do that again,” Jeremy wrote on his Facebook page. "Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives!" he added.