Can you help? Good Samaritan sought

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 11th October 2018

A family whose father's life was saved by the quick thinking of a stranger have issued an appeal to find the good Samaritan in question.

Samatha Boyce's father was on his way home from West Ham's 1-0 defeat of Swansea a year ago this month when he suffered a cardiac arrest on the tube at Stratford station.

However due to the quick thinking of the unidentified individual, Mr Boyce's condition was stabilised until trained medics arrived on the scene to administer treatment and transport him to hospital.

Without the mystery stranger's intervention, it is quite possible that Mr Boyce could have died - and now the family are urging them to come forward so they can thank him for saving their father's life.


The Boyce family


"Last year my dad left a West Ham football match at Stratford before the end of the game (it would have been around 5 pm). He boarded a Central Line train to Epping, but as soon as the train left Stratford station he went into cardiac arrest.

"The passenger alarm was pressed and we now know that someone went to Dad's help and kept him alive until the paramedics came to attend to him the next stop. Being a Saturday afternoon, the station and train carriage would have been extremely busy with shoppers and football supporters.

"We are trying desperately to find to find this person as we really want to thank them. We are hoping that someone may know someone that was in the carriage or the person who helped Dad."

Even though they have thus far been unable to reach the mystery helper, the family are delighted with the progress Ms Boyce has made since he was discharged from hospital earlier this year.

"Dad was in a induced coma for two weeks, then stayed in hospital for a further four months," she added. "We thought he would never recover. We went through a traumatic time and Dad is still making progress.

"He is doing great, but would really love to say a huge big 'thank you' to the person on the train [who helped save his life]. Please share this with as many people as you can and let's see if we can find out who this person is."


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