Rural Mail carrier rescues injured Hope Hull man stranded for 10 days 

A Hope Hull man is thanking a postal worker for saving his life following a horrific ordeal that left him lying wounded on the floor of his house for ten days.

The man was unable to get help after a terrible fall and found different ways to stay alive until his mail carrier found him.Cissy Cartwright, who has been delivering mail in Hope Hull for more than 20 years, knew something wasn’t right when she noticed that one of the residents on her route hadn’t checked his mail in several days.

Tommy Hope, 66, has a long driveway and his home sits back off the road in a secluded rural area so she decided to go back to check on him.

Over the years, Cartwright has learned the habits of those she delivers to and looks after senior citizens and those who live alone, like Hope. She also knew Hope suffers from a bad back.

When she pulled up, Cartwright found Hope’s front door open and his truck in the front yard with the hood up. She went to the door and called for Hope and he yelled back to her for help. She found him on the floor, dehydrated and injured and learned that he’d been there for more than a week. She called 911 and waited with him until an ambulance arrived.

Source: Mail carrier rescues injured Hope Hull man stranded for 10 days –, GA News Weather & Sports

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Well done.


Way to go, Cissy Cartwright!! Shows the job and people mean more than throwing mail in a box and moving on. Good for you, girl!!!

Amazing. Way to go

These things happen more often than people realize. I’m so glad this had a happy ending 🙂

Also my customers know to tell me if they are out of town for certain days each week. I also have a email set up just for my customers so they can email me with any questions or if they need anything. Sure helps a lot. I know it’s above what we get paid for but it is better customer service than if they had to try and call in the office and go through for different people.

We should all trust our instincts. So glad you did. To some people, we are the only ones there everyday.

I worry about some of my customers if they don’t pick up their mail for just a couple of days. We know their routine, so if it is disrupted, we know something is not right.

So glad to hear something good !! Way to go rural carrier !!!

Way to go!!