Last Monday, Ashley Yasick, 27, of Delray Beach, Florida, was checking her voicemail when she discovered a message from someone dialling a wrong number. The man sounded frantic, asking for help.
"It was one of those gut-wrenching phone calls and I knew right away I couldn't ignore it," Yasick told the Sun-Sentinel. "I called him back. Clearly he was trying to reach out to somebody."
When she called back, the man on the other end of the line couldn't speak.
"It was a very distressing phone call. I kept asking him 'Where are you?' but he couldn't really talk," Yasick said. "I kept saying, 'I need you to give me more information.' He kept telling me he was in the back room of the house."
Yasick then Googled the man's phone number to find out where he was from: Norwood, Pennsylvania. She looked up the number for the Norwood Police Department and called them, asking them to check in on the man.
She later learned that the distressed caller was Thomas Buck, an 84-year-old man from Pennsylvania,Read More »from Man’s wrong number saved his life, thanks to compassionate stranger