Distressed Buffalo Woman Begs For Help For Elderly Disabled Man With Frostbite [Video]
A Buffalo mother's video has gone viral after she found a 64-year-old elderly man walking around her street in distress and severely frostbitten. The woman can be seen in the video pleading for someone to come help the man. He and her boyfriend brought the mentally disabled man inside their home after hearing him screaming for help in the blizzard. The man is seen in the video suffering from severe frostbite on both his hands.
The woman said the man lives at a group home for the disabled. She says she called everyone, including the National Guard, trying to get someone to come help the man. The woman is in distress, pleading with viewers to share the video or come to her house to help her dig out her pickup truck. The woman was worried about the man losing his fingers or even dying in her home. She said her kids were scared, she was scared, and Joe, the elderly man, was scared.
Baller Alert, which shared the video on its page, said that the man has been rescued from her house, but no other details about his condition were provided.
Blizzard In Buffalo Has Caused Multiple Deaths
So far, 18 people have lost their lives due to the blizzard. Eleven people have died in Buffalo, three in Amherst, and three in Cheektowaga. A 27-year-old Lockport man died due to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. The people who have died in Erie County are between the ages of 22 and 93.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said told WIVB,
There may be more. I don’t want to say this is going to be it, because that would be fallacy for me to say that. Because we know there are people stuck in cars for more than two days. And there are people in homes that are below freezing now temperatures.
My thoughts are with everyone who has lost someone this holiday weekend due to the blizzard.