A roar to the fore

Herald Sun - - IN BLACK & WHITE -

GIVE a mighty tiger roar to the kind-hearted spec­ta­tors who came to the aid of el­derly Rich­mond fan Frank Carr af­ter he col­lapsed at the footy.

Frank, who turns 84 to­day, was se­verely de­hy­drated and col­lapsed from heat­stroke at the match against Hawthorn the Sun­day be­fore last.

Luck­ily, a doc­tor from the Ep­worth was nearby and stepped in to help the Caulfield man un­til paramedics ar­rived. But it’s the ac­tions of or­di­nary footy fans that most im­pressed Frank’s daugh­ter, Sharon Carr.

“Rich­mond sup­port­ers nearby lent a hand in hold­ing up jack­ets to block the sun, pass­ing wa­ter and a cush­ion for his head,” she says.

The fam­ily ex­tends their thanks to every­one who helped, in­clud­ing the paramedics and hos­pi­tal staff.

“It is heart­en­ing to know there are good peo­ple who will sup­port you in a time of need,” Sharon says.

As for Frank, he’s well on the road to re­cov­ery.

“His main dis­ap­point­ment was ac­tu­ally not see­ing the Tigers beat the Hawks!” Sharon says.

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