Blizzard Casualty: Man, 97, Found Dead Near Massachusetts Home

He was apparently trying to clear a vent
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Workers remove snow from a mall parking lot Wednesday in Methuen, Mass.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – A 97-year-old resident of Massachusetts became a casualty of the state's blizzard earlier this week, reports CBS Local. Police say Richard MacLean of Yarmouth was found in snow outside his home Wednesday evening, reports the Boston Globe. No foul play is suspected—it appears that MacLean went outside to clear a carbon dioxide exhaust vent. His son called police from Arizona Wednesday morning, and police found the door unlocked but were told MacLean had gone to a neighbor's house. The son called back later and asked for another check when he found out his dad wasn't with the neighbor.

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