The story of the miraculous rescue of an elderly man in the desert
• The story of the miraculous rescue of an elderly man in the desert
Such stories are usually only in the movies, and the audience at the same time say that this certainly can not happen in real life. However, both of her party survived and told reporters about the incident. It all started with the fact that 73-year-old Gregory Randolph decided to ride with his two dogs on a deserted territory of America.
It was in July, when the heat was at its height. Gregory took his two dogs sat in his car and set off to explore new territory with them. He went toward the desert plain in Oregon. At some point his car is stuck in a narrow canyon, where even the roads and some were not. For many kilometers around it was not a single living soul. No water, no shade, no people, nothing.
We are talking about the Lake District, where the population density is less than one person per square kilometer. All due to the fact that a large part of this district make up the wasteland, where people do not go even by accident - there's just no one is. Only later, when authorities found the Jeep Gregory County, he was in 64 kilometers from the nearest town.
The first night, Gregory decided to wait in the car - and suddenly all the same someone will. So no one, and without waiting for the morning, he decided to take their dogs - Cruella and Buddy - and take a chance to look for people. Cellular communications in the area were completely useless. At some point, Buddy broke free and ran away - Gregory decided that he returned to the dirty pool, which they passed.
Retired walked with his dog for four days, before losing consciousness - dehydrated, exhausted, hungry, burned under the scorching sun. At this point, if from nowhere appeared a cyclist. They found Thomas Quinones, who lives in a completely different state - in Portland. Thomas rode alone through the canyon with exactly the same goal - to explore the deserted area, but unlike Gregory, he was much better equipped.
"At first I thought it was a dead animal, a strange cow. And then I came closer and saw that it was a man. " Gregory was alive, but he was so weak that he could not even sit up, and even take a sip of water he gets to work. "It was hard to focus on me, eyes are always rolling. It was clear that the man was in severe trouble. "
By the time Thomas for two days was without communication - in this region, it was not, but it was all for survival - food, tents, water, clothes, and most importantly - the GPS-device with which it was possible to send a signal disaster via satellite. So Thomas pitched tent, dragged the exhausted and oskablennogo pensioner inside and call for help.
All the while Cruella - small dog breed Shih Tzu - was next to his master. Thomas treated the dog peanut butter while waiting for help. An hour later, the tent drove an ambulance and took Gregory to the hospital. To the scene also came Sheriff's assistant and took with him a dog. And the Thomas continued his journey.
Thomas saw traces of Gregory and went for it, but at some point you should have disappeared and Thomas could not find the car and the second dog. Instead, he did the police - they found the car two days later, and next to it and a second dog. The animal was alive, but he had to be hospitalized.
"The car is still there. And, probably will remain there forever. Do not understand how he could call so far, "- commented the Deputy Sheriff Buck Maganzini.
Gregory was taken to hospital in a critical condition - he was able to recover and take only three days. Later learned that the car to the place where he found it
Thomas, Gregory walked 22 kilometers through the desert. Still, it was a miracle that the middle of the desert at this time in this place he met a lonely traveler who had the opportunity to call for backup.