New York man falls during walk, spends week stuck in woods

By 08.17.2015 news > US

AVON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man has survived a week in the woods after he fell while out for a walk in western New York.

Police say Donald Farrell was found Sunday morning amid trees and tall weeds about 2 miles from his home in the Livingston County village of Avon (AY’-vahn), 20 miles south of Rochester. Officials say he was found by his cousin on the cousin’s property.

Farrell had last been seen going for a walk on the morning of Aug. 9.

He was taken to a Rochester hospital, where he’s being treated for dehydration.

Police say he is in “excellent condition” considering he had been exposed to the elements for a week.

Farrell told officials that he fell while walking and couldn’t get back up.

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