Mississippi Mail carrier rescued from flash flood

Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department along with an officer from Mississippi Game and Fish rescued 76-year-old Sarah Fowler after she attempted to drive through flood waters Saturday afternoon.

Fowler, a mail carrier with Nettleton Post Office, was delivering mail on Deer Hill Road in southwest Itawamba County when her car quickly began to take on flood waters. When officers arrived on the scene, they suited her with a life jacket and carried her to safety.

Chief Investigator Jason Dickinson said the swift flood waters were waist deep and they were fearful that Fowler would be swept under if she attempted to walk out.

The Times reached out to Nettleton Postmaster Dorothy Dilworth for a statement concerning the incident. Questions regarding protocol for damaged or destroyed mail were referred to United States Postal Service Strategic Communications Specialist Tracie M. Finley.

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