Authorities are thanking an Oregon pizza deliveryman who hadn't heard from one of his regular customers in over a week for saving the man this weekend.
Domino's driver Tracey Hamblen knew the customer suffered from severe health issues, and they'd formed a relationship because the customer ordered from Hamblen's shop regularly, according to a Facebook post from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
On Sunday, Hamblen called the sheriff's office because he hadn't heard from the customer, Kirk Alexander, in 11 days, deputies said.
"Several of our drivers had commented that they hadn't seen an order come through for him recently," Sarah Fuller, the store's general manager, told NBC affiliate KGW. "And when we looked it up, we knew instantly it wasn't normal."
Deputies sent to Alexander's residence in Salem heard a man calling for help inside, forced their way in and found Alexander, 48, on the ground and in need of medical attention, the post said.
U.S. & World
The day's top national and international news.
"Thanks to the quick actions of Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Alexander is in stable condition at the Salem Hospital," the post said. "The Sheriff’s Office would like to personally thank Mr. Hamblen for his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others."
Alexander is in fair condition at Salem Health, a hospital spokesman confirmed to NBC.
Fuller told KGW the Domino's team was happy to help.