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Man And His Dog Survived Five Days Stuck In The Snow By Eating Taco Sauce

Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog Ally were running errands on February 24 when their SUV got stuck in deep snow near Sunriver, about four hours east of Portland, Oregon.

When he failed to return home, the Deschutes County Sheriffs Office launched an appeal for help on Facebook.

A large scale search was then launched, with snowmobiles, drones and police dogs all out searching for the missing man.

His friends went from door-to-door in the local town to see if anyone had seen him.

IMAGE: Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Finally, on March 1, five days after Taylor and Ally went missing, they were found by a snowmobiler.

"They were in good condition, but hungry after being stuck in the snow," the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office said.

Taylor told police he'd fallen asleep at the wheel, after becoming stuck in the snow and then awoke the following morning to find conditions had worsened.

Jeremy Taylor, 36. IMAGE: Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

He tried to walk to seek help but the snow was too deep, forcing Taylor and his pet pooch to return to the stranded car and wait to be rescued.

For the next four days, they remained in the vehicle, staying warm by periodically starting the engine to keep warm and eating Taco Bell hot sauce to keep them from starving.

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He's since been reunited with his friends and family and has thanked those who helped get him home safely.