A Slaton mailman is being called a hero after saving a 2-year-old boy from drowning Tuesday morning.
Eldon Worley was delivering mail in the Ransom Canyon area when he saw a cap floating in a pond. Worley recognized the cap and knew it belonged to the boy he had seen playing just minutes earlier. Worley jumped out of the car and raced to the pond. That's when the mother saw him and knew something was wrong. They were able to pull the toddler from the pond.
"Natural thing to do, you see something like that, and the first thing you think is the worst, it's always good to be safe than sorry," Worley said.
Heather Richardson says she turned her back for a mere minute when her son Jace fell in the pond and she is thankful the mailman was there.
"I am glad he cared enough to pay attention to at least to see something out of the corner of his eye and pay attention to what he saw," Richardson said.
She also said Jace had a smile on his face, he just needed a warm bath, to get over the ordeal.