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Elderly vet collapses in the woods, 4 days later police floored at what they find
By Christopher Feery|July 31, 2017

Edward Kirbis sensed that something may be wrong when he saw an elderly man walking along the bike path in Tonawanda, NY, but he reassured himself that everything was alright when he saw the man wave to another passerby.   

His instincts proved to be correct. News broke later that day that the elderly man was missing. It appears that he fell not too long after Kirbis passed him by, and he spent four long days in the woods.

US News & World Report shares how this elderly man was discovered:

The elderly former Air Force pilot had been missing from his suburban Buffalo home for more than four days. He told police that he used his military survival skills to get through the ordeal.

Kirbis contacted the authorities, and he would meet up with local police detective Darren Hearitt at the bike trail. The pair ventured out into a wooded trail. Sure enough, there was 79-year-old Harold Roberts.

Hearitt, who also is a veteran, said Thursday that he was looking for Roberts in a wooded area near a bike path on Tuesday when he found him, dehydrated but in good spirits.

It’s a testament to the elderly man’s toughness that he was able to make it through such a traumatic event relatively unscathed. It also goes without saying that the military survival training proved to be invaluable here, and you can bet his instincts took over once he knew he was in trouble.

Roberts is still recovering from his ordeal, but he is said to be doing well. You can check out his amazing story in this video.  

Source: US News & World Report

Christopher Feery
Chris is a freelance writer that’s incredibly concerned with the political bias that consumes the mainstream media these days. The days of fair and balanced reporting is nothing but a quaint reminder of a foregone era at this point, and it can be awfully challenging to get through the spin and hyperbole to find out what really matters. Chris has a keen eye for the news, as well as an innate ability to detect bias in reporting. He aims to help readers sift through the noise to get to the real heart of the matter, one article at a time.
Chris is a freelance writer that’s incredibly concerned with the political bias that consumes the mainstream media these days. The days of fair and balanced reporting is nothing but a quaint reminder of a foregone era at this point, and it can be awfully challenging to get through the spin and hyperbole to find out what really matters. Chris has a keen eye for the news, as well as an innate ability to detect bias in reporting. He aims to help readers sift through the noise to get to the real heart of the matter, one article at a time.
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