Former Marine sniper and current Temecula resident Jason D. Cooper is making headlines today for surviving two days in the snowy Oregon woods - wearing nothing but shorts, a fleece jacket, and sandals. The 37-year-old Cooper is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition after his harrowing ordeal, according to the Associated Press.
Randall and Senior Trooper Don Frerichs of the Fish and Wildlife Division searched for Cooper on snowmobiles. When they found him, he was suffering from frostbite and hypothermia. But according to Randall:
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