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A rural carrier spotted a man in a puddle who needed medical help

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Rural Carrier Derek Nelson was delivering mail recently in Winthrop, ME, during stormy weather when he came upon an unresponsive man in a puddle, exposed to wind and rain.

Nelson attempted to call for help but did not have a cellphone signal. However, local Postmaster Scott Allarie, who lives in the area, happened to pass by.

Nelson asked Allarie to call 911. Paramedics soon arrived and treated the man for a medical emergency.

Paramedics later told Nelson that the man would not have survived if the Postal Service employee hadn’t stopped to help.

The man has since recovered.

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