Family want help to find good samaritan
‘Ian’ came to grandad’s aid after he fell in town
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.”
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n FALL: Fred Kearvell was helped by passerby Ian when he fell – now the family would like to meet him to say thank you