The man claimed he was walking from Gore to Checotah when he got lost. His path took him across a pond that was frozen over.
Muskogee County sheriff Charles Pearson picks the story up there.
“He was walking out on the icy pond, and it caved it on him,” Pearson said. “He took all his clothes off and got in a guitar case. He was in the guitar case trying to keep warm after he fell in the pond.”
Pearson told The Muskogee Phoenix Zackery Aders kept his wits about him.
On a night that was 35 degrees with a wind chill of 21 he took off his wet clothes and climbed inside his guitar case to keep from freezing.
Pearson told The Phoenix Aders was found by farmers checking on their cattle. They called emergency personnel who “had to walk back in there to find him, he was so cold he couldn’t even talk.”
Aders was treated a Muskogee hospital and released.