Western IA mail carrier rescues elderly Sloan woman

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July 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SLOAN, Iowa (AP) – A rural mail carrier is being hailed a hero for coming to the rescue of an elderly Sloan woman suffering from heat stroke.  Mary Jane Bromander says that she had been lying on the scorching driveway behind her house for about an hour Tuesday, unable to get up after venturing outside in triple-digit heat and losing consciousness.
 
     She was found by U.S. Postal Service carrier Jeff Madsen, who spotted her out of the corner of his eye after delivering her mail.
 
     Madsen propped her up, gave her water and summoned an ambulance. Once at a Sioux City hospital, workers discovered she had a 104-degree temperature – an early sign of heat stroke.
 
     Madsen says he just did what anyone else would have done.