Bonnie Clemmer, Hegins, PA

Hegins, PA, Rural Carrier Associate Bonnie Clemmer

Hegins, PA, Rural Carrier Associate Bonnie Clemmer was recently delivering mail to a residence when she heard someone call for help.

Clemmer spotted a customer on the ground beside a shed, so she rushed to his side and discovered that he’d been stranded for several hours after a tree fell on him while he was cutting it down with a chainsaw.

The Postal Service employee called 911 for the man, who had to be flown to a hospital for treatment of multiple broken bones and a severe head injury.

During the wait for emergency responders, Clemmer located a pillow for the customer and also notified his daughter about the crisis.

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