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Search is on to find Good Samaritans who helped 90-year-man after fall in Stamford


The family of a Stamford man seriously injured in a fall are keen to trace the Good Samaritans who came to his aid.

Wally Kettle, who only recently celebrated his 90th birthday, is a keen member of Stamford and District Bowls Club.

He had just returned from a bowls match in Louth on Saturday evening, February 18, when he went on an errand to Drift Road.

It was around 8.30pm when, having completed his errand, he slipped down the bank and fell into the road, where he lay for some time.

Several cars drove past him as he lay there but eventually, though in great pain, he managed to struggle to the kerbside.

Finally, seeing him in difficulty, a car pulled up and two ladies in the vehicle got out to help him.

They called the ambulance and looked after Mr Kettle, staying with him until the ambulance arrived an hour and a half later.

Now Mr Kettle’s family would like to contact the two Good Samaritans to say ‘thank you’ for caring for him and making sure he was all right.

Mr Kettle’s niece, Professor Jenny Saint, said: “My uncle was obviously in shock and did not get the details of these two Samaritans, who were so kind to him.

“He would like to thank them personally for being so caring.”

Mr Kettle suffered serious injury, breaking his hip in the fall, and was taken to Peterborough Hospital, where he is still recovering.

Prof Saint said: “The fact that it was a replacement hip complicated things, but he has had an operation and is making slow, but definite, progress.

“Despite everything, he is in pretty good spirits and everyone at Peterborough Hospital has been wonderful.

“My uncle has lived in Stamford all his life and is well known in the town.

“He has had a stream of visitors while he has been in hospital, but he would so much like to meet the two ladies who came to his rescue.”

l Were you one of the ladies who helped Mr Kettle on February 18? The family would love to hear from you.

You can contact his niece, Jenny Saint, on 0115 933 3311.


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