Oregon Man Walks 22 Miles in Snow to Save His Father

Pam Wright
Published: November 9, 2017

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An Oregon man walked 22 miles in the snow Tuesday to save his father after their vehicle skidded off the road and became stuck during a hunting trip.

According to KPIC.com, Danny Treskey Jr., 42, of Myrtle Creek, left his father around 3 p.m. local time following the crash near the Acker Rock Trailhead in Tiller to find an area that had cell service.

On his way out of the wilderness, Treskey was met by his brother, who drove to an area where they could call authorities at about 11 p.m.

First responders were able to reach the senior Treskey around 2 a.m. He was taken to an area hospital for evaluation, cold but unharmed.

An early week wintry system brought up to a foot of snow to the higher peaks near Tiller on Sunday and Monday, but the snow tapered off by Tuesday afternoon, weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles said. Lesser amounts fell at lower elevations, he added.

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