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Soldiers, deputies rescue senior couple from cold home

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INDIANAPOLIS -

National Guard soldiers and sheriff's deputies rescued a couple trapped in the cold Monday night in Indianapolis.

Corporal John Dorsey rescued people from cold homes all night Sunday and was back at it again Monday.

The home of Arthur and Callie Morris is in the dark, without power since 6 a.m. Monday.

"Well, up until we lost the power, it was fine. But houses get cold quick, real quick. We got all kinds of cover over us. But it's limited," said 76-year-old Arthur.

He and Callie, 65, have lived in Indianapolis for more than 40 years.

"We called every number there is to call, 211, 911. And we called so many times, I think they got upset a little bit. And I can understand, because they're trying to help everybody. We were just trying to wait until our turn," Callie said.

This senior couple needs more than overnight shelter. The ambulance will take them to IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is diabetic with heart problems. She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and arrhythmia.

"I'm okay for the most part, just cold. I kind of threw up once and I sweated a lot. And that's not good," Callie said.

Arthur can walk out with some assistance. But Callie gets carried out through the snow.

"I'm so glad you guys are out here. I hope this thing gets settled pretty quick. 28,000 people have been without electricity longer than I have. I'm more sorry for them than myself," Arthur said.

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