NH man buried in snow for hours after roof slide

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PETERBOROUGH, NH (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A New Hampshire man was buried in the snow for hours Sunday after a roof slide at his home.

Firefighters responded to the Old Street home at about 5:30 p.m. after receiving a call from the man's wife. She says she attempted to rescue her husband after she heard his muffled voice beneath a pile of snow, but called for help when she realized that she'd never reach him on her own.

Nine firefighters dug out two feet of snow to free Drew Mullins after he spent 3 and a half hours under the snow.

“I was really angry and I told myself no you're not going to go out this way,” Mullins said.

He was clearing his roof when he noticed, "the snow rushing off the roof kind of in an avalanche effect.”

He was buried and no one was home. At first the complete silence struck him, and he couldn't move.

“I was thinking about my wife and my daughter and thinking, I'm not going out this way,” he said.

His heavy panicked breathing created a hole big enough for him to get air, shortly before his wife and daughters pulled up. That was when his wife realized that she wouldn't be able to rescue him on her own and called for help from first responders who saved the day.

"I'm glad that I'm here. I'm glad, I'm that I'm here,” he said.