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Appeal to find Good Samaritan who helped Waterfoot boy home
THE family of a young boy who broke two bones in his leg while riding his bike in the park are hoping to find the ‘Good Samaritan’ who rescued him and returned him home.
Dylan Lord, 11, of Fairfield Avenue, Waterfoot, had gone to ride his BMX bike at Edgeside park, at around 4.15pm on Tuesday.
The St Anne’s CE Primary School pupil was by himself in the park when he came off the cycle, badly injuring his left leg.
Dylan was left alone, unable to get up, and in pain, in the park, before a stranger came to the rescue.
He said: “After a few minutes a man asked me if I was okay and then lifted me up and helped me home.
“He had a broken arm him-self, which was in plaster, but he still managed to support me and wheel my bike and helmet all the way to my gran’s house.”
Grandmother Sandra Lord, 65 was taking care of Dylan while his mum Becky, 31, was at work.
She said: “My first concern at the time was Dylan, so I didn’t pay much attention to the man. He said he’d hurt himself and Dylan needed help to get home. All his family really appreciate what he did, especially as he obv-iously had an injured arm himself, and the park is more than half-a-mile away.”
Becky then took Dylan to Burnley Hospital where X-rays showed two leg breaks, just above the ankle.
His aim is now to recover over the next six weeks before he, and ten-year-old sister Caitlin, go to Lanzarote for a family holiday with mum.
Becky said: “I would really like to say a massive thanks to the man who brought my son home.
“Nobody was in the park at the time, so heaven knows how long he would have been there because, as usual, he had left his phone at home.
“Not many people would show that amount of caring.
“Some would have just walked by. I can’t thank him enough.
“I would really like to get in touch with the man to say thank you, and I know Dylan would want to.”
Dylan’s helper is described as in his 20s, wearing a T-shirt, and jogging bottoms, with his left arm in plaster.
n If you are the Good Samaritan, please call the Lancashire Telegraph on 01254 298252 to be put in touch with the family.