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Weeding collapse prompts carrier’s concern

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Rural Carrier Associate Tabitha Kendle was delivering mail in Excelsior Springs, MO, in the summer when she noticed a customer’s mail piling up.

Kendle also saw that the man’s normally closed garage door was open. She grew concerned and called the police, asking for someone to check on him.

Responders found him passed out in his backyard, where he had been weeding. Temperatures in the area had been near 100 degrees for several days.

The customer was taken to a hospital, where he recovered.

Police officers credited Kendle with saving the man’s life.

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