NORTH BROOKFIELD (CBS) – An 86-year-old woman has fallen victim to cold temperatures in the aftermath of October’s Nor’Easter.
Dorothy Hall’s son, 59-year-old Willis Hall, found her wrapped in blankets unconscious Thursday morning.
She and he son had lost power in the home where they both lived Saturday night.
“They found her in the bed frozen,” says her lifelong friend Cheryl Lazarick, through tears. “She complained last night she was so cold and Willis put some blankets on her and tried to hold and cuddle her to keep her warm,” she explains.
WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports
Willis Hall went to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia and an unrelated medical condition.
“He was a retired firefighter,” says the North Brookfield Fire Chief. “I know him very well. He’s been off for quite a few years. All he had to do was make a phone call.”
Ninety percent of North Brookfield lost power in the snow storm. Residents are slowly getting their power back. Officials are urging people without heat to go to the local shelter.