The U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial motto states, “No snow, rain, heat, or nocturnal overcast will cause these couriers to complete their assigned rounds quickly.”
Maybe it’s time to update that to include more heroic action.
Kayla Berridge, a sharp-eyed mail carrier in Newmarket, New Hampshire, ended up delivering more than just correspondence to an elderly woman on her route.
In fact, Berridge was responsible for saving the life of an unnamed woman in her 80s, who turned out to have been trapped for days under some falling household object.
Berridge was warned of the possibility of something amiss on Thursday, according to CNNwhen she noticed the elderly woman had not received her letter for several days.
Berridge said, according to branch ABC WMUR-9 in Manchester.
“Most people keep it if they’re not there, so when people get their mail every day, you start to notice their habits.”
The decision to listen to Berridge’s advice paid off. She called the police to check on the woman’s well-being, and when officers arrived at the woman’s home, they could hear her screaming for help. They discovered she had been trapped for at least three days.
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Officers discovered the woman on the floor of her bedroom underneath some artwork and frames, among other things, CNN reported.
Police concluded the woman tried to grab her bed for support but ended up causing the bed items to fall on her head.
Berridge’s interest in mail clients and her instinctive tracking has been lauded by law enforcement.
According to WMUR-9, Newmarket police said: “We just thought it was a sign of a small town and the mail carriers and residents knew each other and realized something was wrong and contacted the authorities.
The Newmarket case is just one more notable example.
Above it Facebook The Newmarket Police Department has called Berridge a “hero”.
Stevens wrote in the Facebook post: “Once inside, residency officers discovered the elderly subject was trapped under items that had fallen on her in the bedroom.
“It is determined that she has been trapped on the floor for at least 3 days and possibly longer.”
The woman was brought to the hospital with hypothermia and dehydration, Stevens wrote.
“This department believes Kayla’s knowledge of the people on her route as well as her thoughtfulness saved this resident’s life,” he wrote.
https://www.westernjournal.com/mail-carrier-notices-something-odd-police-arrive-just-time-save-elderly-womans-life/ The mail carrier reports something strange, the police arrive just in time to save the elderly woman’s life