Maine state trooper rescued elderly man who went missing, carried him out of snowy ditch

ByKatherine Lavacca WABC logo
Saturday, December 25, 2021

MAINE (WABC) -- One Maine man got a life saving Christmas miracle this year.

Eighty-two-year-old Bernard Perry has Alzheimer's and walked away from his home into a bitter cold night.

Maine state trooper Tyler Harrington found Perry in a ditch with the help of a snow plow driver.

Officials believe Perry was in the ditch for about 90 minutes before rescuers found him.

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Harrington went into ditch and carried Perry to safety.

Perry was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia and frostbite.


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