- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - A mail carrier in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula delivered a rescue to a 95-year-old woman who pleaded for help inside her home after falling hours earlier.

Daniel Thorne always hands the mail to the woman on his route in Sault Ste. Marie. He became suspicious when she didn’t respond to a knock at her door on March 25.

“She yelled for me to come to the back room, her bedroom. … We got her up to her feet and got her sitting down,” Thorne told The Evening News (https://bit.ly/1i80TOg ). “She said she was fine, but she had a bruise on the side of her head. I said, ‘I’m not leaving until your son gets here.’”

The woman and her son returned home after about eight hours at a hospital.

“They both called me up later that night to thank me,” Thorne said. “Neither one of them could thank me enough. Her son had been very concerned.”

Postal Service spokeswoman Sabrina Todd said Thorne has been nominated for special recognition by the postmaster general. He’s been an employee for 20 years.

“He’s a super guy, a phenomenal carrier,” Todd said Tuesday. “What he did was beyond awesome.”

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Information from: The Evening News, https://www.sooeveningnews.com

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