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Harrison, MI, Rural Carrier Associate Elizabeth Ridge

Rural Carrier Associate Elizabeth Ridge was recently delivering mail in Harrison, MI, when she spotted a customer collapsed in his driveway.

Ridge rushed to check on the man, who was neither conscious nor breathing.

The Postal Service employee immediately called 911 and performed CPR on the customer until paramedics arrived and took over.

The man, who had suffered a heart attack, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

“Heroes are normal, everyday people, like Elizabeth, who step up and take action when needed,” said local Postmaster Cindy Fabijancic.

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