Carriers of The Buffalo News strive to get the newspaper to subscribers on time every morning, and for many this week that meant braving blustery storm conditions.
That’s what happened to Kevin Moriarty, who was working his route in Hamburg early Tuesday morning when he became stranded and started walking, looking for shelter.
He called in to his supervisors at 3 a.m. on his way back from his route. But after that no one heard from him until 2 p.m. when they learned he was still stranded and disoriented.
Family and fellow employees called police, but were told there was little more officers could do to locate him.
So they took matters into their own hands.
“They were all worried; they thought something happened to him,” said Matt Malante. “I was walking miles last night looking for him.”
It wasn’t until Wednesday afternoon that Moriarty made it to a store where Malante went to rescue him.
“He’s fine,” Malante said. “Tired, hungry, exhausted, but we found him.”