Man Dies of Hypothermia, Starvation, Trapped for 70 Days 4 Miles from Civilization

via KVAL Eugene, Oregon, USA:

MARION FORKS, Ore. – Snowed in with $5,000 cash, 68-year-old Jerry William McDonald made the last of his 68 notes on the camp on “Horn Rd.’ on April 15, 2011.

A Forest Service survey crew found him dead in a sleeping bag on Thursday, sheltered only by the canopy of a 1997 GMC pickup truck parked on a dirt road less than 4 miles from civilization.

An autopsy found McDonald died from hypothermia and starvation.



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