SWEET HOME, Ore. -- A 73-year-old Oregon man traveled three miles in his wheelchair before hunters found him and helped rescue his sister after their car got stuck for two nights in the snow.

Linn County sheriff's deputies say Howard Partridge, of Sweet Home, and his 61-year-old sister, Janice Partridge, had gone for a drive Wednesday on a U.S. Forest Service road to view autumn foliage when they got stuck.

They stayed in their vehicle for shelter before Howard Partridge left to get help Friday. Deputies say the pair melted snow for water and ate snacks they had purchased before their trip.

Both were reported in good condition and drove their car back to Sweet Home after the hunters freed it from the snow.