Samaritan rescued dad

Brian Jones (84) was rescued after a fall by a good samaritan. He and his daughter Hazel Flint would like to find out the man who helped him'''Brian Jones (84) and his daughter Hazel Flint are pictured on the spot where Brian had his fall. Luckily someone walking down the alley behind the garden heard his cries for help and saved him. Brian was putting the tarpaulin across and believes he tripped on a brick that he had moved to support the tarpaulin.''Picture by Dan Westwell.
Brian Jones (84) was rescued after a fall by a good samaritan. He and his daughter Hazel Flint would like to find out the man who helped him'''Brian Jones (84) and his daughter Hazel Flint are pictured on the spot where Brian had his fall. Luckily someone walking down the alley behind the garden heard his cries for help and saved him. Brian was putting the tarpaulin across and believes he tripped on a brick that he had moved to support the tarpaulin.''Picture by Dan Westwell.

A grateful Hucknall woman is hoping to track down the ‘good Samaritan’ who helped rescue her elderly father after a fall

Hazel Flint’s 84-year-old father Brian Jones was re-building his garden shed on Wordsworth Avenue when he slipped and fell on 6th December.

The pensioner, who moved to Hucknall from St Helens last year, was unable to get up and remained there for 30 minutes until he was picked up by ‘a very kind gentleman.’

Hazel, of Nabb’s Lane, said: “Just as it was turning dark my dad went into the garden to secure some sheeting on his shed and fell onto the cold gravel.

“Dad lay on the gravel for about half an hour, unable to get up due to two knee replacements and an injured arm.

“We are so very grateful to the gentleman who came to dad’s rescue. We don’t know who he is or where he lives but we do know that there are some very kind people who are prepared to help.

“We are Christians and believe that this kind man was our Good Samaritan. Thank you so much!”

Mr ??? was unable to call for help because his mobile phone was not in his pocket at the time.

After the ‘Good Samaritan’ helped him up he was able to contact Hazel, who took him to King’s Mill Hospital with husband Stuart, where he received treatment for an injured elbow.

Now Hazel is trying to contact the Samaritan who picked up my dad in his garden following a recent fall.

Hazel added: “Dad moved to Hucknall from St Helens, Merseyside, last February following the death of my step-mum in 2013.

“He has been bowled over by the friendliness and kindness of people in our town.”

Hazel believes the man may have been walking his dog beside the brook which runs along the bottom of Wordsworth Avenue.

To get in touch with Hazel, please contact the Hucknall Dispatch on 01623 450294, or email newsdesk@hucknall-dispatch.co.uk.