When a public works employee in Connecticut fell to the ground, a USPS mail carrier in Connecticut jumped into action.

Edward Bomba’s heart stopped beating when he was directing traffic while his team was repairing a road on Walnut Street in Seymour.

Edward was convulsing on the field.

When Robert Dillon, a USPS postal worker, saw him, he began chest compressions.

Edward’s wife, Lisa Bomba, said, “People don’t survive what he went through.”

Edward remembered, “I was blue, I was gone.”

Edward, a grandfather, was put on a ventilator for three days but is now on the mend.

He called Robert to thank him and told him “if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be here.”

“To call him and say, ‘Thank you’ was like such an understatement because thank you isn’t even enough,” Lisa said. “I don’t even think he realizes what he did. I mean he literally saved his life.”

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