911 calls show how frigid cold attacks people in everyday situat - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

911 calls show how frigid cold attacks people in everyday situations

911 calls for Cleveland paramedics show how quickly this frigid cold weather can turn dangerous.

"We've received recordings of calls for ambulances from people stranded in cars, a woman locked out of her home, and even strangers concerned about others," said one paramedic.

In one case, a worker at a KFC restaurant called for paramedics to help a mother who walked in with a child, her hands freezing, and a story about having no heat.

In another case, a neighbor called to help an 80-year old man outside with his hands turning white from the cold.

And on East 68th, a distraught woman called 911 for an ambulance after finding a man's body outside a home. He was dead, and investigators will determine if the cold was a factor.

But in many of the cases, everyday situations can turn critical in minutes.

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