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Officers Save Austin Man from Dangerous Cold

Created: 03/04/2014 10:09 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

Police say an Austin man is lucky to be alive after he was found intoxicated lying in deep snow near the city's industrial park.
    
Temperatures had dropped to 17 below zero early Monday when the man was found with a lightweight jacket and no gloves or hat. Police Chief Brian Krueger says it's not known how long the 28-year-old man had been outside in the brutal cold.
    
Krueger says police heard the man crying for help. He tells the Austin Daily Herald the outcome could have been different if officers had not discovered him when they did. There's no immediate word on the man's condition.

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Overcast
35°
36° | 33°
  • Feels like: 28° F
  • Wind: SSE 9mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Mon Light rain
    38° | 32°
  • Tue Chance of a few snow showers
    33° | 22°
  • Wed Chance of a few snow showers
    28° | 18°
  • Thu More clouds than sun
    26° | 20°

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