As a powerful storm battered western New York with blinding blizzard conditions in the early hours of Christmas Eve, a Buffalo woman jumped into action when she saw a man who was caught in the storm. Sha'Kyra Aughtry said she was home when she heard someone screaming on her street. When she looked out her window, she saw a man calling for help in the frigid cold. Aughtry's boyfriend carried the man, 64-year-old Joe White, into the house, and she used a blow dryer to melt the ice off his red and blistered hands and used a "grass cutter" to take his rings off, she said in a Facebook livestream.
White is now recovering in the ICU with fourth-degree frostbite after arriving the hospital Sunday night, his sister Yvonne White told CNN. "I'm hoping and praying for the best," she said.
Yvonne White said it was a "miracle" that her older brother, who is developmentally disabled and lives in a group home, remembered her phone number when Aughtry took him in.
White's employer, Ray Barker, said White got disoriented after leaving his group home on Christmas Eve morning during the snowstorm.