OR deputies rescue 2 motorists stuck in snow



BEND, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff’s officers and search and rescue teams in central Oregon have rescued two Bend residents who got stranded in their vehicle on a snowy Forest Service road.

Deschutes County sheriff’s Deputy Rhett Hemphill said 35-year-old Jeremiah Budish and 47-year-old Nancy Walker has been driving toward Sunriver when they got stuck Monday morning.

After trying unsuccessfully to free the vehicle, Budish started walking south on the road to get help. After several hours, Walker became worried and called 911.

Searchers on snowshoes and snowmobiles responded. A snowmobile team found the two with their vehicle Monday evening. The deputy says Budish estimated he walked more than three miles, got very cold and walked back to the vehicle. Hemphill says the man was wearing tennis shoes, jeans and a T-shirt.