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Saginaw letter carrier helps save ex-Scout master

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - It's a good thing a 55-year-old Saginaw postal carrier and former Boy Scout never forgot the Scouting motto of "Be prepared."

James Davis may have saved the life of his former Scout master when Davis noticed that 82-year-old Fred Kline's mailbox was filled with letters.

Davis knocked on Kline's door early last month, but there was no answer. So, he called 911.

A Saginaw police officer and medical authorities arrived and found the doors locked.

Officer Justin Severs opened a window and pushed aside curtains, then spotted Kline on the floor.

Authorities broke out a window to get into the house and reached Kline, who was alert but shaking.

Kline tells The Saginaw News he apparently suffered a mild heart attack, fell and broke his hip.

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