Man buried alive under 2 feet of snow for several hours

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PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — A New Hampshire man was buried alive in snow for about three-and-a-half hours Sunday after a roof slide at his home.

Drew Mullins’ wife and daughter had just left the house, so he was alone.

The 48-year-old was using a snow rake to clear snow off the metal roof of his home when he noticed the snow rushing off the roof.

“[It] ended up kind of in an avalanche effect,” he said.

He couldn’t get out of the way in time and ended up on his back, buried in about two feet of snow.

His family returned three hours later, heard his muffled screams and called 911.

It took nine firefighters about 20 minutes to free him.

He was taken by ambulance to a hospital to be checked out.

On Wednesday, he said he was sore and had suffered from exposure.