Man buried in snow for hours outside of own home

Man Buried in Snow for Hours Outside of Own Home
Man Buried in Snow for Hours Outside of Own Home

Three and a half hours, two feet of snow and absolute terror. A New Hampshire man was buried under a snow pile in front of his own home.

"I heard kind of a snap sound and turned just in time to see the snow coming off the roof, so it was kind of like an avalanche effect," homeowner Drew Mullins told WBZ-TV.

Mullins was determined, though.

"I'm not going out this way," Mullins told WFXT.

At first, no one was home. When Mullins' daughters and his wife, Deanna, got home hours later, she realized something was off.

"Deanna heard a muffled sound," one WFXT reporter said.

"And I heard it again, and I just knew ... I tried to dig him out the best I could ... with my bare hands," Deanna Mullins said.

Mullins' wife called 911, and Peterborough, New Hampshire, firefighters dug him out in about twenty minutes. Mullins was treated and released from the hospital the same day.

While Mullins got a lucky break, it looks like the winter weather in the area isn't letting up anytime soon, with several snow showers expected this week.

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