Taco Bell reaches out to Oregon man who survived 5 days stuck in snow eating sauce packets

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says a Sunriver man and his dog survived for five days while stuck in the snow on a Forest Service road. They say the man used taco sauce packets he had as food. Photo courtesy Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

WAKE BUTTE, Ore. – A Sunriver man who survived five nights in the wilderness after his Toyota SUV got stuck in the snow is now back home safe with family and friends.

“The only thing that he had eaten over the last five days was a few taco sauce packets that he had in his vehicle,” Deschutes County Deputy William Bailey tells KATU News.

Authorities say Jeremy Taylor did everything else right – like staying close to his dog to keep warm, and only running his vehicle through the coldest overnight temperatures.

He also tried to walk out to safety, but knew to turn back when the snow was just too deep.

On Facebook over the weekend, Taylor revealed to friends that the taco sauce in question was just three packets of Taco Bell “fire” sauce.

Taco Bell is now reaching out to Taylor, responding to revelations about part of how Taylor stayed alive.

“We’re very glad Jeremy and [his dog] Ally are okay. We know our sauce packets are amazing, but this takes it to a whole new level. We’re in touch with Jeremy and getting him some well-deserved tacos and a care package.”

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