A man was trapped by snow in a remote cabin in the Schoharie town of Broome for three days last week, according to a press release from the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office.
Sixty-year-old David Garrison lives in a cabin with no phone or electricity. On Friday, Dec. 12, one of his neighbors called the police to say that Garrison hadn't been seen since Tuesday, Dec. 9. Over 22 inches of snow fell between Tuesday and Friday in that part of Schoharie County, police say.
Sheriff's deputies riding on snowmobiles reached Garrison's house on Laura Lane on Friday afternoon and found Garrison alone with his dog. The snow had kept Garrison, who has some disabilities, from reaching his woodpile. He had kept warm by burning pieces of his house in his woodstove, his home's only source of heat, the press release says.
The Daily Star's Jessica Reynolds has more details about the rescue:
[Garrision] had no water or food left when deputies arrived. Garrison, who declined medical attention, was transported by snowmobile along with his dog, Gypsy, to the house of a neighbor, who is letting Garrison stay with him temporarily, deputies said.