WA State Man Crawls 8 Hours After Breaking Leg In Olympic National Park

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Jospeh Oldendorfwas forced to crawl for eight hours in sub-freezing temperatures after breaking his leg while running on a remote mountain trail in Washington state.

Oldendorf was running on the Duckabush River Trail in Olympic National Park when he slipped on some ice, breaking his tibia. He was forced to crawl on his hands and knees for hours until he was able to get a cell phone signal and call 911. Oldendorf says the crawling hurt his knees so badly that he covered them with his shoes. He was able to keep going by thinking about his family.  

Temperatures were below freezing, and he was wearing only light running clothes as he crawled for several miles. At 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, he realized his phone had a signal because he received a text message.

Oldendorf is now recovering at a Seattle hospital. Dude. You are a stud. Heal quickly.

Full story here at KOMO News.

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