UPS man delivers lifesaving help

Posted at: 12/21/2013 10:48 PM
Updated at: 12/21/2013 10:58 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A UPS man delivered a little more than his job requires.

In this case, it meant the difference between life and death.

The say it is better to give than receive.

So, imagine you are 19-year-old Michael Eliason at a northwest Albuquerque apartment complex Wednesday.

Eliason just took a seasonal job with UPS.

“And like a normal day we’re just delivering packages to the customers,” Eliason said.

Put yourself in his shoes as he walks up to an apartment door, knocks and then has the surprise of his life.

“The gentleman had opened the door and I told him I had a package for him and he collapsed” Eliason said.

The man stopped, turned and collapse right in front of Eliason.

"I called 911, because I did not know what was happening, I just knew the man was on the floor, he was--sounded like he was in pain, and he could not get back up,” Eliason said. “So I knew he needed medical attention.”

“At first, I was like is this really happening,” said Eliason.

Eliason says his driver at first thought the same thing when he ran up and scolded him for holding up the deliveries.

The driver soon realized just how serious the man’s situation was.

The driver, and everyone else walked away from the complex appreciating that even in the delivery business, you sometimes deliver a little more than the job requires.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 tried to speak with the man to check on his condition, but he was not at his apartment at the time.