An Oregon man stuck in deep snow tied his phone to a drone in order to get a message out, saving himself and another stranded driver ✊
· Mar 13, 2023 ·
Lane County Sheriff

An Oregon man got stuck in the snow last week in a national forest and nobody knew to look for him.

To make matters worse, he had no cell signal and no way to communicate with the outside world.

The motorist became stuck in the snow while driving through Willamette National Forest and was unable to call 911 because he did not have cell service in that location, the Lane County Sheriff's Search and Rescue said Sunday.

Then this absolute Chad came up with an ingenious idea.

Rescue officials said the driver made several "smart decisions" that day, beginning with the fact that he stayed inside his vehicle to keep warm, instead of wandering off on foot to try to get help, which can often lead to death from exposure.

His second smart decision was finding a creative way to call for help using equipment he happened to have on hand.

"The man had a drone with him and attached his cellphone to the drone," the post explained. "He then typed a text message to a trusted person describing his situation and exact location, hit send, and launched the drone several hundred feet into the air."

Bear Grylls needs to have this dude on his show.

Rather than wandering around and looking for cell phone service, like many would have done, the man stayed planted and trusted that his drone would take his phone and send a message out for help to a friend.

The quick and clever thinking may have saved his life.

Here's a photo from the local sheriff's office showing the snowfall in the area:

Facebook/Lane County Sheriff's Search and Rescue

Not only did the guy save his own life, but he saved another person's as well:

The agency revealed that while its first responders were helping the quick-thinking driver, they happened upon another person who had been stuck in the snow for several days and rescued him as well.

What a time to be alive!

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