WEST BEND, Wis. -- A snowplow driver is being hailed as a hero after saving a 5-year-old boy who wandered away from home in subzero temperatures.
David Gehrke was out clearing roads at 4 a.m. in West Bend, Wisconsin last Friday when he found the child alone and cold without a jacket or shoes.
"I immediately took my jacket off and wrapped it around him and put him in the truck," Gehrke said.
"I called police dispatch. I got the heat blasting in the truck. I'll keep him warm until we get help on the way."
The boy was under the care of a babysitter, when he snuck out of the house.
No one is being charged in the incident.
The boy's mother says she has now bought an alarm and camera system.
Snow plow driver saves 5-year-old in subzero temperatures