OR man, dog survive five days in vehicle stuck in snow

Mr Taylor and his dog, Ally, were found by a snowmobile rider on Friday afternoon, according to a Facebook post by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.

Taylor and Ally got stuck February 24 while driving up a U.S. Forest Service road near Wake Butte, KATU reported.

Turns out a heap more snow dumped down overnight, making it impossible for Taylor and Ally to get out with the vehicle. 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.

Police say he used a few packets he had as food, before a snowmobiler found him.

"Jeremy and Ally were found to be in good condition, but hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days", the sheriff's office continued.

On Wednesday, a missing person's alert was put out for Taylor.

The sheriff's office said he was last spotted filling up with gas in Sunriver in central OR, where he was known to enjoy driving offroad in the forest area.


Jeremy Taylor told authorities that he and his dog survived by eating packets of taco sauce as they were trapped by snow in his vehicle for five days.

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

36-year-old Jeremy Taylor got stuck after he went driving near Wake Butte in his 2000 Toyota 4Runner with his dog Ally.

Taylor did not reply to a message sent through Facebook on Saturday.

Police responded by bringing in an Oregon Water Resource SnowCat to dig Taylor and his vehicle out of the snow.

They were later reunited to family and friends.

After being rescued, Taylor posted his thanks on his Facebook, saying that he got lucky, and isn't ever going to do that again, which is probably the main lesson to be learned here. Even in central OH - cars run off of roads in snowstorms.

  • Tracy Klein