Ex-Marine From Temecula Survives 2 Days in Oregon Snow (Video)


Former Marine Jason D. Cooper

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.

The AP reports Cooper was involved in a minor car accident in rural Oregon on Monday. A veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Cooper fled the scene and ran into the snow-covered Umpqua National Forest. Oregon State PoliceSgt. Dave Randall told the AP:

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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