Grants Pass Couple Stranded in Vehicle for 2 Nights Rescued

February 10, 2016 Updated: February 10, 2016

GRANTS PASS, Ore.—Authorities say a couple from Grants Pass, Oregon, were rescued after spending two nights in their pickup in a snowy ditch in the mountains.

The Mail Tribune reports a woman and 80-year-old man left their home Saturday to go for a drive in a four-wheel drive pickup truck.

Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department say the truck slid off a slick road and got stuck in a ditch later that day.

The Sheriff’s Department says after two nights with one bottle of water and a granola bar between them, the man left the truck and walked about a mile to find cellphone service.

Authorities say the man called a family member and search and rescue crews from Jackson and Josephine counties responded.

Authorities say there were no injuries.


COUPLE STRANDED, RESCUEDAn elderly couple is safe after spending two nights stuck in the snow on Upper Graves Creek…

Posted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, February 9, 2016