Laurens, SC, City Carrier Assistant David “Tyrone” Riley Sr. was delivering mail recently when he spotted a woman having a seizure on the front porch of a house.
Riley rushed to help the woman, whose body went limp.
“I said, ‘Lord, please don’t let this woman die in my arms,” he told The Laurens County Advertiser.
Riley called 911. He then administered CPR, drawing upon training he received in a previous job as corrections officer.
Paramedics arrived and transported the woman to a hospital, where she was treated and released.
It took Riley only 10 extra minutes to complete his route that day. He’s thankful he remembered the CPR training.
“When you get scared, it all just comes back to you,” he said.