Buffalo Bills security help rescue man from ravine

"Could have had a totally different ending"
Posted at 11:38 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 11:39:38-04

Buffalo Bills security guards are being credited with saving a man's life Tuesday evening.

Orchard Park Police say dispatchers received a call from Bills security stating they heard a man yelling for help. The voice was coming from a ravine east of New Era Field between the stadium and California Road, the same area a young man drowned after a Bills game a few years ago.

Police went down into the ravine shortly after 7 p.m. and were able to find a 59-year-old man 20-30 feet down a muddy embankment where he was stuck under a fallen tree.

Rescuers had to coordinate through a quarter mile of woods to deliver the man to safety.

Officials say the man and his neighbor were riding four-wheelers when the 59-year-old got lost and fell. The man only suffered a few scratches.

If it wasn't for Bills security being in the right place at the right time, police say this situation could have a "totally different ending."