Son walks 22 miles in snow to save father after crash off road on hunting trip

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TILLER, Ore. -- A hunter was transported to the hospital after spending time in the elements following a crash while hunting in Douglas County, authorities said.

At 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County dispatchers received a report of a vehicle crash near Acker Rock Trailhead in Tiller.

The caller, 42 year-old Danny Treskey Jr. of Myrtle Creek, stated he and his 67-year-old father were on a hunting trip when they ran off of the roadway due to snow at around 3 p.m.

Treskey left his father at the vehicle and walked approximately 22 miles until his brother found him and took him to cell service to call for emergency services.

Responders were able to locate the senior Treskey at approximately 1:50 a.m.

He was reported to be alert, but cold, the report said.

He was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation.

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