Woman found unconscious in the snow

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If it weren't for an alert passerby it would have likely been a much different story for a Lexington woman found on the ground outside in the elements, unresponsive.

"Well I didn't think it was anyone until I saw her move. And then when I went over and looked, it was a friend of my mother's. Her and my mother are good friends," said Robert Channels.

On his way back from dropping a child off at the bus stop, Robert Channels made the startling discovery. He says the woman, Louise Railey, would not respond when he tried to talk to her, so he rushed her inside her Halstead Court home to get her warm.

He called 911, and when paramedics arrived, he called the woman's son to let him know what had happened.

Channels says this is the first time anything like this has happened to him, and adds he just did what he hopes someone would do for him in a moment of need.

"Find me, carry me to the heat," Channels said.

Another neighbor we spoke to said he believed the woman may have been looking for a dog, and that's why she had been outside in the first place.

We did inquire about a Louise Railey taken to the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital. Officials told us she was in stable condition with injuries related to exposure, and that she would be admitted soon.

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