A man who had been injured and trapped for 10 days in his home was rescued by his mail carrier after she noticed that the mail had gone unchecked, according to NBC News.
Cissy Cartwright, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service in Hope Hull, Alabama, thought it was unlike Tommy Hope, 66, to not check his mailbox for several days, Post Master Sherry Hughes said.
Cartwright discovered Hope's front door open; knowing he suffers from back problems, she yelled for the man and he responded. Hope had been on the floor, dehydrated and injured for 10 days after falling in his home on July 4, NBC station WSFA reported.