Trail runner Joseph Oldendorf badly injured himself on the Duckabush River Trail in the Olympic National Park, Washington. His tibia detached, Oldendorf was unable to walk. He was wearing lightweight running clothes and it was literally freezing outside. He had a cell phone but there was no service. So he crawled. For eight hours. From CNN:
At 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, he realized his phone had a signal because he received a text message.
He called 911 and kept crawling, (a Jefferson County Search and Rescue) release said.
Oldendorf told the station that he tried lying down to wait, but he was too cold and believed that if he didn't keep moving he could die. Thoughts of his family kept him going, he said...
A crew from the Brinnon Fire Department along with Jefferson Search and Rescue volunteers responded and started up the trail to find the injured runner. A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy managed coordination and communication at the trailhead, said.
The runner was located by his voice five to six miles from the spot where he was injured, the release said.
image: "View from the helicopter as the basket was lowered to retrieve the subject" (courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
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