Schoharie County Man Rescued From Snowbound Home
SUMMIT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 76-year-old man is hospitalized after he spent more than a week trapped inside his snowbound, heatless home in a rural upstate New York town.
The Schoharie County Sheriff's Office tells The Daily Gazette of Schenectady that a concerned neighbor called the man Tuesday at his home in Summit, 40 miles west of Albany.
The neighbor was talking to him when the line was disconnected. Unable to reach him again, the neighbor called police.
Officials say deputies found him inside his home suffering from hypothermia, frostbite and dehydration. The home's entrance was blocked by mounds of snow. Two storms earlier this month dumped more than two feet of snow on the area.
The man was taken to Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Information on his condition wasn't available.