Wis. plow driver credited with saving man in snow
- Associated Press
- January 9, 2014 - 10:35 AM
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — A snowplow driver in Chippewa Falls is being credited with saving a man who collapsed in a snowbank in subzero temperatures after suffering an apparent medical situation.
An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram report (http://bit.ly/1cRl4LD ) says Donald Bernier saw the person Monday morning but initially assumed it was a child playing in the snow. When Bernier drove by again later the body was in the same position.
With temperatures about minus 15 degrees, he checked on the man and found him stiff. Bernier called 911 and then wrapped his jacket around the man. Slowly the man began to move.
Rescue workers arrived and took him to a hospital. His condition wasn't available Wednesday, and a call to his home Thursday rang unanswered.
The 58-year-old Bernier says he just hopes everything turns out OK.
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