A Columbia man who had been injured in a fall in his home nearly 24 hours earlier was rescued after two U.S. Census workers knocked on his door.
Barbara Westbrook and Debra Billings, two Census enumerators from Chester County, had agreed to cover 10 more houses before calling it a day, The State of Columbia reported Thursday.
The women heard a man's voice when they knocked on his door in a north Columbia neighborhood Tuesday night, but couldn't make out what he was saying because of noise from a passing train.
"We get all kinds of responses, from people telling us to go away, people who try to ignore us when we know they're there," Westbrook said.
But they waited for the train to pass.