Trucker missing for 4 days in eastern Oregon found

Authorities say a trucker who, along with his tractor-trailer, was missing for four days walked out of a remote area of eastern Oregon.


Oregon State Police Sgt. Kaipo Raiser says 22-year-old Jacob Cartwright emerged Saturday morning from a rugged area near the town of La Grande, where an intensive search had been taking place.


Cartwright was transported to a hospital where he is listed in fair condition.


A satellite tracking device on Cartwright's truck, which started in Portland, showed he pulled off Interstate 84 while driving east toward Idaho on Tuesday.


Raiser says early reports are that the 6-foot-6 (2-meter), 275-pound (125-kilogram) Cartwright got lost after turning off the interstate and then got stuck.


Raiser says it's not clear how far or for how long Cartwright walked before finding help.

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