Teen helps rescue elderly woman during blizzard
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A teenager from Quincy was credited with saving an elderly woman during the height of this weekend's blizzard.
Dylan Hughes checked up on his 103-year-old neighbor Tuesday after she returned home from the hospital.
The first time Hughes, 16, went to check on Sylvia Carlson was Saturday morning after the neighborhood’s power went out. When he got to her house, she was shivering and not looking well.
Hughes told his father, who then had to find a working phone since their phone line was down. Finally, after a neighbor called 911, an ambulance arrived only to get stuck trying to get through the snow.
Hughes and his father jumped into action, shoveling frantically so EMT’s could get to the woman.
Hughes said he’s known Carlson his entire life and just wanted to make sure she was okay.
“I was relieved that we got it done and I wanted to just lie down and let myself rest because I was really tired. I was relieved that she was going to be okay too,” said Hughes.