Search is on for mystery Samaritan who rescued pensioner
Published 15 Jul 2012 09:00 0 Comments
AN ELDERLY Dunfermline woman who needed stitches after a fall last week is searching for the mystery man who came to her rescue.
Norma Banks (73) took a tumble as she crossed the Cowdenbeath High Street last Thursday and had to be taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy to receive 10 stitches to a deep wound on her knee.
Within seconds the mystery Samaritan rushed to her aid, keeping her upright and talking her through the ordeal while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.
Norma had her back to him throughout the ordeal so she has no idea what he looks like or what his name is.
Norma contacted the Press to say a big thank you to the kind stranger and said, "I want to say a big thank you to him, he was ever so kind but when I thought about it I realised that I never even said thank you to him at the time and I didn't know his name or even see his face."
Another woman who said she was first-aid trained was also at the scene and advised the man to let Norma lean back on him but that she should stay upright to maintain consciousness.
Norma said, "I remember feeling really sick, dizzy and light-headed. It was a big shock but he kept me right when I felt like I was about to faint.
"It's nice to know there are people out there who are willing to go out of their way to help you."
The 73-year-old was making her weekly trip to the bingo in Cowdenbeath when she had her accident but she has since made a speedy recovery and will still be making her usual trip to the town today (Thursday).
Are you the mystery man who helped out Norma on Cowdenbeath High Street last Thursday? If you have any information about this kind stranger get in touch with our newsdesk on 01383 747507, post a comment below or on our Facebook page.