Douglas Daly, Groton, SD

Groton, SD, Rural Carrier Douglas Daly

Groton, SD, Rural Carrier Douglas Daly was recently delivering mail in an isolated area when he came upon the scene of an ATV accident.

Daly stopped to assist the driver, a 15-year-old who had sustained serious head and chest injuries and was in distress as he lay in the middle of a gravel road.

The Postal Service employee called 911 and calmed the boy until emergency responders arrived.

The teen was flown to a hospital in Aberdeen, SD, then to a trauma center in the state’s largest city, Sioux Falls.

Members of the accident victim’s family later contacted Daly to thank him and let him know that the boy is recovering.

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