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Mailman Rescued by Retired Linden Officer After Mail Truck Plunges into Warinanco Pound

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Roselle Linden

Rescue crews responded to Warinanco Park Thursday afternoon after a mail truck was reported in the pond.

According to authorities, shortly after 3:35 pm. a United States Postal deliveryman, who was experiencing medical distress, lost control of his delivery truck which swerved off the road and into the middle of the pond, past the boathouse in the Roselle portion of Warinanco Park.  

Union County Police Chief Chris Debbie said retired Linden Police Chief John Parnham was in the area and immediately rescued the delivery man.

Officials say there were no injuries and no known damage to County property. The postal employee did not sustain injuries, but was believed to have had some type of medical incident prior to the accident. He is currently under evaluation at Trinitas Hospital.

According to authorities, the truck, which was approximately 20 feet into the pond, was towed out from the pond, and County Police and the United States Postal Police are conducting an investigation into the matter. The truck did contain mail, which was water-logged.

Union County Haz Mat responded to the scene but no hazardous liquids had escaped into the pond.