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Utah man says he survived 2 days in the snowy countryside of Idaho

SALT LAKE CITY – a Utah man says he survived two days stranded in his car without food in a remote part of Idaho by building a fire in an abandoned farmhouse.

Paul Meiling told the Deseret News on Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2icnFib he got stuck after driving on a snowy road, on the way home of the delivery of books from Idaho State University in Pocatello.

The 77-year-old man from West Jordan, Utah, was reported missing Monday.

Meiling says he stayed warm in the farmhouse and then ran Wednesday in the morning until he cellphone reception to call his son.

Family members say that he was dehydrated, but otherwise healthy when he was found in the vicinity of Arimo, Idaho.

Bannock County, Idaho, Sheriff Lorin Nielsen media said that Meiling was happy but warned the people to heed the forecasts of the storms in the mountains.

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Information: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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