PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A 60-year-old man whose pickup ran out of gas on a forest road east of Prineville walked 20 miles over two days before he was found by his brothers.
The Crook County sheriff's office and search and rescue volunteers also had been looking for David Whitson of La Grande.
Undersheriff John Gautney says Whitson was scraped and dehydrated Wednesday but otherwise in good shape.
KTVZ reports Whitson apparently spent two nights in the Ochoco National Forest after he ran out of gas and called his family.
They were unable to find him or his truck so they called the sheriff's office.
Gautney says the sheriff's office was tracking pings from Whitson's cell phone, but he got mad and threw it away when he lost coverage.
Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/
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