Mail began to pile up at a home. The local mail carrier noticed and saved a woman's life

1/29/2022 7:20:00 AM

A New Hampshire postal worker is now a local hero after she helped save a woman's life

A New Hampshire postal worker is now a local hero after she helped save a woman's life

A New Hampshire postal worker is now a local hero after she helped save a woman's life.

"I hadn't seen her in a while, and I noticed her mail wasn't getting picked up, so I got a little concerned," Berridge told CNN Friday. The woman, who is in her 80s, would sometimes chat with her, Berridge said.Berridge had a gut feeling that she ought to call for a wellness check on the home, she said.

It was the right decision. Inside, the woman had been trapped on the floor of her bedroom for at least three days, the Newmarket Police Department later reported.Police Lt. Wayne Stevens told CNN that the first detective to arrive on the scene could faintly hear the woman calling for help as he knocked on the door.

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Newmarket is around 40 miles from Concord. "I hadn't seen her in a while, and I noticed her mail wasn't getting picked up, so I got a little concerned," Berridge told CNN Friday. It underscores the speed of transmissions driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant, which became the country’s dominant strain just last week. The woman, who is in her 80s, would sometimes chat with her, Berridge said. Although the Lakers only finished with a franchise-worst 17-65 record, Clarkson’s sophomore year was still memorable due to him being a major part of Bryant’s 20th and final season. Berridge had a gut feeling that she ought to call for a wellness check on the home, she said. South Korea also has a high vaccination rate. It was the right decision.

Inside, the woman had been trapped on the floor of her bedroom for at least three days, the Newmarket Police Department later reported. Still, there are concerns that a sudden explosion in infections could possibly overwhelm hospitals and cause disruption at workplaces and essential services by constantly placing huge numbers of people under quarantine. The “Black Mamba” may be gone, but his legacy still runs strong, and always will, through basketball’s current and future stars in the NBA and beyond. Police Lt. Wayne Stevens told CNN that the first detective to arrive on the scene could faintly hear the woman calling for help as he knocked on the door. Fully vaccinated people who come in close contact with virus carriers will no longer be quarantined, but they will be required to report their daily health conditions to health officials before being tested within six or seven days. Stevens pulled up to the house with another officer who had visited the woman before and was able to gain entry. Once inside, the officers found the woman on the floor of her bedroom, under items including artwork and frames. Most people will be asked to first use rapid test kits available at public health offices, testing stations and pharmacies and receive PCR when those tests are positive.

Police believe she tried to grab her bed for support, but the items on the bed ended up falling on her. The woman was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with hypothermia and dehydration. Despite the benefits of faster results, officials had previously been reluctant to depend on rapid testing as they are known to be less accurate than PCR tests, which require large numbers of health professionals administrating nasal and throat swabs and high-tech laboratory machines analyzing samples. She is still in the hospital as of Friday, but her family told Stevens she is stable and recovering well. During her four years as a mail carrier, Berridge said she has never had to call a wellness check, but there have been close calls. He acknowledged the new approach may result in “disadvantages in the diagnosis and infection prevention of low-risk groups. Mail piling up, no outgoing mail, or a car parked in the driveway consistently are all signs Berridge said she looks for.

"Newmarket is a great little town," Berridge added. “We want to avoid the experience of foreign countries, where hospital systems collapsed or overwhelmed and led to damages in the treatment of non-Covid-19 patients."Everyone has each other's backs." Stevens said this isn't the first time the department has conducted a wellness check called in by a postal carrier — but it is a rare case where they found someone in need of help. "Without a doubt, she saved this lady's life," Stevens said."That's part of being a letter carrier in a small town and taking your job to the next level.

She did a great job." This story was first published on CNN.com" .