Mail carrier rescues young boy and dog from flood in University City

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – University City residents called their ‘mailman’ a hero after he rescues a little boy and dog from their flooded homes.

During the flash flood a week ago, mail carrier Darren Hale said he was on his regular route when he saw a family on Canton Avenue that needed help.

“I walked, saw the giant puddle, everything was flooded down here,” said Hale. “I felt it would have been wrong for me to keep walking. They needed help.”

Cherry Jackson said her 11-year-old daughter had “Facetimed” her when she was at work showing the flood in their neighborhood. She said she had panicked and raced home. Jackson also said her husband was away on a work trip.


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