Nebraska Man Credits Postal Worker With Saving His Life

The postal service estimates they will deliver between 450 and 470 million packages this holiday season.
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SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) -- An 85-year-old Nebraska man credits a mail carrier with saving his life on a recent hot day after he fell in the yard.

Marvin Skarda didn't let the summer heat keep him from doing his yard work.

But after mowing the back yard on July 17, Skarda fell over while trying to pick weeds because of the pain of a recent rib injury. Skarda says he didn't have the strength to get up and with his neighbors all at work, he didn't think he would survive.

Fortunately 24-year-old Aaron Muller heard Skarda's cries for help from across the street while delivering mail.

Muller helped Skarda up and even returned at the end of his route to make sure he was OK.