Stranded Montana driver rescued by Coeur d'Alene couple after 4-day ordeal - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Stranded Montana driver rescued by Coeur d'Alene couple after 4-day ordeal

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A 67-year-old Montana musician who spent four days stuck on a remote mountain road says he wrote a goodbye letter and was preparing himself for death when he was rescued.

Louis Rogers says he left Montana's Flathead region Thursday to make a trip to Calder, Idaho. He decided to take the remote Gold Creek Road. The road got too snowy for Rogers' Cadillac so he decided to turn around and got stuck in a snowbank.

Rogers has health problems and decided to wait for help, surviving on melted snow. He says he thought he was going to die on Sunday, but Coeur d'Alene couple Scott and Penny Kalis came by in their four-wheel drive vehicle, and brought him back to civilization and food.

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