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Heart restart

Princeton, WV, Rural Carrier Associate Mark Harper II

Rural Carrier Associate Mark Harper II was delivering mail one day last fall in Princeton, WV, when he came upon an older couple experiencing a crisis.

During a walk through their neighborhood, the man had collapsed and his wife was sobbing beside him.

Harper hurried to their aid and determined that the man wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, so he advised the woman to immediately call 911 and report a heart attack.

The Postal Service employee performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived and took over.

The victim’s heartbeat and respiration were restored and he was rushed to a hospital.

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