Couple stranded 3 days after GPS leads them astray

Dec 28 2009 - 4:50pm

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A Nevada couple traveling through Eastern Oregon are safe at home after spending three days stuck in snow because their SUV's navigation system sent them down a remote forest road.

Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger says after John Rhoads and his wife, Starry Bush-Rhoads, got stuck on Christmas day, atmospheric conditions apparently changed enough for their cell phone to get a weak signal and relay GPS coordinates to a Klamath County dispatcher.

The couple were rescued Sunday afternoon when a deputy reached them and winched their vehicle out of the snow.

Evinger says they are now home safe in Reno, Nev.


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