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New York employee spots clue, gets help

Greene, NY, Rural Carrier Christina Waltz
Greene, NY, Rural Carrier Christina Waltz

Christina Waltz knows a clue when she sees one.

Waltz, a rural carrier in Greene, NY, recently noticed mail piling inside a customer’s box. She knocked on his door but no one answered, so she looked through a window and spotted a glass of orange juice.

The pulp had settled inside the glass, suggesting it had been unattended for a while.

With help from a neighbor, Waltz entered the home and found the man lying on the kitchen floor, unable to move. She called 911 and waited with the man, who was taken to a hospital and treated.

“It’s likely she saved his life,” said Greene Postmaster Peggy Smith.

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