Escalator ‘saint’ sought
A GRANDAD and city prison officer “almost died” after he fell down a 30ft escalator at a Merseyrail station.
John Fletcher fell at Moorfields, as he was trying to get home to Southport after a work night out.
The 69-year-old was knocked unconscious and was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital, where he received treatment for cuts and bruises and was kept in for the night.
Now, the grandad-ofeight and his family are trying to track down a woman who apparently saw the accident and comforted the HMP Liverpool employee until emergency help arrived.
And she twice phoned the hospital to check that he was doing okay.
Mr Fletcher suffered a bad cut to his head, with escalator track lines left embedded on his face, and also sustained bruises to his lower back and legs.
Medics have told him they were shocked he was not more badly hurt.
His grandson, Calum Cooke, has appealed on social media for help, and said: “My grandad had a nasty fall last night, and is lucky to be alive. Some absolute saint of a lady helped him and got him to safety.”
Mr Fletcher’s son said: “My dad had a very nasty fall down Moorfields train station escalators. He is okay and knows how very lucky he has been.
“A lovely lady stayed with him, and covered him with her jacket, until the ambulance arrived.
“She then called the Royal Hospital twice in the night to check he was okay. He would like very much to thank her, but we don’t know who she is ... it was Moorfields train station (anyone who knows that station knows how high and steep those escalators are).
“We as a family can’t bear to think of how much worse the outcome could have been.
“Thanks to all those who do share this post, really do hope we can find her.”
The fall happened on Friday, at about 11.15pm.
Mr Fletcher cannot remember anything about his fall, and has no recollection after leaving the last pub on a night out.