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Husband saves wife from freezing to death in dramatic rescue


January 23, 2019

KIRBY, Vt. (AP) — He heard her voice.

Jerry Toomey was alone inside the 1800s farmhouse he shares with his wife, Flower, on a freezing cold night in mid-December.

In his head he heard her voice from the night before. She had been telling him how worried she was for their chickens in the single-digit cold.

Jerry was recovering from a total knee replacement a few weeks earlier and had not yet ventured outdoors since the surgery.

But Flower's voice got him moving. He grabbed his crutches and headed out to make sure the chicken coop was closed and warm.

When he went out, he noticed the garage...

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