Postman to the Rescue, Saves Family From Drowning in River

This postman doesn't just help deliver the mail. He also saves lives.

U.S. Postal Services employee Jason Brink was on his way to work Wednesday in Gary, Ind., when he saw a Chevrolet Blazer careen into the Little Calumet River, according to a story in the Post-Tribune.

The newspaper reports Brink quickly drove over to the sinking SUV, perched on a branch and reached down to help Lori Burnett-Williams hand her four children to safety.

Burnett-Williams, a special education teacher, told the Post-Tribune that it was "like something out of a movie scene." Her 8-year-old daughter called it a "miracle."

Brink never had been involved in such a rescue, but "my first instinct was to help," he told the newspaper.

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