updated 05:20 pm EST, Mon November 20, 2006
iPod aids rescue
A 25-year-old Vancouver man who wandered off into the woods near Corvallis found himself lost Thursday after he and his mother split up to hunt for mushrooms. The man failed to hear his cellular phone ring as he foraged because he was listening to music, but eventually realized that he was lost with no means to find his way back to his vehicle. A search through the underbrush by workers from a nearby sawmill turned up nothing, and Benton County emergency rescue authorities were called to the scene as night fell, according to the Oregonian. Rescuers talked to the man on his cell phone in an attempt to locate him by his description of the landscape, but discovered his location by the bright glow of his iPod, which led rescuers directly to his location. The man suffered a sprained ankle, but said he was relieved to be back home and thanked the volunteers who tried to find him.