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New York man, 58, is rescued from car 10 hours after plow covered it in 4ft of snow

New York man, 58, is trapped for 10 HOURS with no heat after plow covered his car in four-feet of snow during Storm Gail

  • Police in upstate New York received 911 call from driver in town of Owego 
  • A state trooper drove to the area after authorities were unable to locate driver 
  • Sgt. Jason Cawley searched the area and found car buried under 4ft of snow 
  • Inside the car was Kevin Kresen, 58, of Candor, New York
  • Kresen had been trapped inside the vehicle for 10 hours without any heat
  • He was rushed to hospital in Binghamtom and treated for hypothermia, frostbite

A 58-year-old upstate New York man was treated for hypothermia and frostbite on Thursday after he was trapped in his car for 10 hours with no heat because a snowplow covered his vehicle with nearly four feet of snow.

New York State Police Sgt. Jason Cawley was told that someone in the town of Owego had called 911 several times after being run off the road and needing assistance, but law enforcement officials were unable to locate the driver.

The area around Owego, which includes Binghamton, saw record snowfall on Thursday, with totals exceeding 40 inches in some parts of the region.

Cawley, who is stationed in nearby Sidney, New York, drove to Owego and started searching for a stranded driver who told 911 dispatchers the approximate location of where he ran into trouble, according to the State Police.

Kevin Kresen, 58, of Candor, New York, was treated for hypothermia and frostbite at a hospital in Binghamton, New York, on Thursday. He is seen left alongside New York State Police Sgt. Jason Cawley, who found Kresen in his vehicle

Kresen was trapped in his car for 10 hours after it was buried under four feet of snow by a plow in the town of Owego on Thursday

Kresen was trapped in his car for 10 hours after it was buried under four feet of snow by a plow in the town of Owego on Thursday

Cawley found the car after digging through the snow near a row of mailboxes. The area around Binghamton saw snowfall that in some places reached more than 40 inches

Cawley found the car after digging through the snow near a row of mailboxes. The area around Binghamton saw snowfall that in some places reached more than 40 inches

Cawley then saw what looked like a row of mailboxes and waded through the snow to check the addresses.

He started digging through the snow and hit upon the windshield of a car.

He found Kevin Kresen, a resident of Candor, New York, inside the vehicle.

Kresen told the state trooper that he was plowed in by a truck, leaving the car covered with close to four feet of snow.

To make matters worse, the car’s serpentine belt was broken, which meant that he had no heat.

Cawley managed to pry Kresen out of the car and arranged for him to be transported to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton for treatment. 

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