Search for Appleby's good Samaritan

Date: Monday 2nd October 2017

A SOCIAL media search has been launched to find a good Samaritan from the Appleby area who helped a recently bereaved widow.

Widow Tracy Baron, of Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, posted the appeal this afternoon explaining that her husband had passed away on 4th September while they were on holiday in Turkey.

That afternoon she caught a plane from Dalaman airport back to the UK to break the tragic news to their children.

Tracy says during the flight she was sat next to a man who helped get her through the 'longest four-and-a-half hours of her life'. The good Samaritan bought her food and drinks and helped with her luggage.

Tracy did not get the man's surname but his first name is 'Ian' and he told her he was from somewhere near Appleby and is a personal trainer in a leisure centre. She is now searching for him so she can thank him for helping her in her hour of need.

Only an hour after being posted, the appeal had been shared nearly 1,000 times including by people living throughout Upper Eden and by Appleby Tourist Information Centre.