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Employees aid collapsed co-worker

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From left, Minnesota employees Jolene Ramler, Daniel Schmidt and Angela Joyce

Three Minnesota employees worked together recently to help a co-worker whose heart stopped.

The crisis began when a letter carrier returned to the Rochester Post Office and started unloading his vehicle in the garage. He soon collapsed.

Daniel Schmidt, a Preston rural carrier who was training drivers at the office, called 911. He also called Postmaster Randy Lindman, who came to the garage with letter carriers Angela Joyce and Jolene Ramler.

Together, Joyce and Ramler performed CPR on the co-worker until an ambulance arrived. Paramedics used an automated external defibrillator several times before the man was stable enough to be taken to a hospital.

The man is now recovering at home.

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