OKLAHOMA — Friday morning emergency crews were called after a postal worker collapsed on a route he works every day.
From Friday morning’s 911 call:
EMSA: “The ambulance is on the way tell me exactly what happened.”
Matthew Vaughn: “We had a mailman parked in front of my house and he just passed out and collapsed to the ground. I think he’s had a heat stroke.”
He and a friend came to Cory Dennis’ rescue.
Dennis knew this week was going to be a hot one so he made sure to stay hydrated. He took all of the proper precautions, but his preparation was no match for the Oklahoma sun.
Dennis felt fine Friday morning, delivering mail as usual. But when he started on this street it hit him. He was tired, dizzy and had stomach cramps.
“I just remember the next thing I knew I was on the ground,” says Dennis. “It’s a helpless feeling. It’s very scary.”