Grateful to good Samaritan who came to my aid after I fell ill in Lavender Green

ON June 26, I found myself lying on the ground being very unwell. I was in Lavender Green off Willow Walk, Ely.

I had no knowledge as to why I had arrived there or how long I had been there and my bike was a bit bent up.

Before you assume, I was not under the influence of alcohol, it was quite early in the morning and I had not been out the previous evening.

The main point of this letter is that I was discovered by a man who not only took care of me but did everything in his power to further my rescue.

Not only that, he took my bike to Ely police station.


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The ambulance and paramedic crew were professional and nothing short of amazing and apparently carved a route verging dangerously close to the river edge.

This resulted in me having a stay in Addenbrooke’s Hospital for three days whilst they sorted me out, again a truly amazing experience.

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This white van man, with tattooed forearms, spent a lot of his working day caring for me and not without expense but left no calling card. He knows who he is and maybe some others do too but I do not.

I am truly grateful to this good Samaritan, who is a great example to us all.

TIM FORD

Soham

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