Updated:EAST LIBERTY, Pa. —
A local family is searching for the good Samaritan who alerted authorities after finding a relative unresponsive and possibly saved his life.
Katie Traska told Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson that a stranger found her cousin, 70-year-old Francis J. Danahey, on Dec. 31 at a bus stop in East Liberty.
“He had hypothermia. He was unresponsive and had a very low pulse,” Traska said.
Danahey, also known as Butch, was immediately taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he’ll remain for the next few weeks.
Traska said her family doesn’t know who found him, how he got to the intersection of South Negley and Centre avenues or where he was staying.
“He doesn’t recall how he got there or why he was there,” Traska said.
According to Traska, she didn’t know her cousin was missing and the hospital only reached out to her because they couldn’t contact Danahey’s immediate family.
She said because she’s a distant relative, it’s tough to get information from the hospital and police.
“I honestly would just like to say to that person, ‘Thank you,’” Traska said. “You’re a blessing. Our cousin is here because of you.”