Fam­ily want help to find good sa­mar­i­tan

‘Ian’ came to grandad’s aid after he fell in town

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE fam­ily of an el­derly man who took a tum­ble in Uxbridge are seek­ing the Good Sa­mar­i­tan who came to his aid – so they can thank him prop­erly.

Known to them only as ‘Ian’, the man – in his 30s – stepped up to help 87-year-old Fred Kearvell after he fell on a shop­ping trip at around noon on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 13.

Fred and his wife Margie, 77, were walk­ing past the McDon­ald’s restau­rant in Uxbridge High Street, when Fred caught his foot and went down hard, badly in­jur­ing his head and his knee.

“There was lots of blood and lots of drama,” said his grandaugh­ter, Lau­ren Spring­ford, “and my nan would have strug­gled to help [grandad] or get him up.”

Although a num­ber of passers-by stopped to as­sist, one man ‘went above and beyond’, in Lau­ren’s words, wrap­ping her grand­mother in his jacket, fetched chairs for the cou­ple to sit on and even bought them a cup of tea.

“This one guy – my nan said she would not have known what to do if he had not been there – he man­aged to get grandad up off the floor and put him in a chair.

“He en­sured my grandad was com­fort­able while wait­ing for an am­bu­lance and fetch­ing my nan a cup of tea and com­forted her un­til I was able to run to where they were.”

Mr Kearvell is now re­cov­er­ing at home in Hilling­don.

“He is still a bit achy after the fall but he is all re­paired,” said Lau­ren, who says she has a lot to thank ‘Ian’ for.

“He went above and beyond, def­i­nitely. I re­ally hope we can find out who he was be­cause we would like to say thank you prop­erly.”

Are you Ian? Call the news­desk please on 01895 451036.

n FALL: Fred Kearvell was helped by passerby Ian when he fell – now the fam­ily would like to meet him to say thank you

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