A USPS carrier saved an 86-year-old man in Boulder

An 86-year-old Boulder man is safe and recovering after spending two hours in the cold thanks to United States Postal Service carrier Adrian Helwig.

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Boulder carrier Adrian Helwig. (Courtesy of USPS)

Boulder carrier Adrian Helwig. (Courtesy of USPS)

An 86-year-old Boulder man is safe and recovering after spending two hours in the cold. He was rescued by United States Postal Service carrier Adrian Helwig.

Helwig found the man around 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 while making a delivery in the secluded residential area, according to USPS. He heard whimpering and a call for help and found the man sitting up against his garage door without shoes or warm clothes. The man had fallen while looking for his pet and couldn’t get back inside because of his injury.

Helwig got the man inside, wrapped him in a blanket and called 911.

“Adrian’s direct concern and selflessness makes him a hero in the eyes of the Postal Service and to the community,” Boulder Postmaster Mike Fittje said in a news release. “We are often the eyes and ears of where we serve — even in our busiest season.”