Are you Lanark’s Good Samaritan?

Parking on Hope Street, Lanark'11/1/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Parking on Hope Street, Lanark'11/1/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison
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THE hunt is now on for Lanark’s very own Good Samaritan.

A mystery woman saved the life of a 52-year-old man who had taken an epileptic fit while walking down the street.

And now the mother of the man, who is thankfully recovering from his ordeal, wants to say a personal thank you to the woman who saved her son’s life.

Mary Foley (78) rang the Gazette to express her thanks and explain exactly what happened.

She said: “My son has been epileptic since he was a wee boy.

“He took a fit on the corner of Hope Street and Waterloo Road around teatime on Wednesday, November 21.

“The lady took the time to look after him and also called for the Emergency Services.

“She also called my sister, who lives in Kirkfieldbank, to tell her exactly what had happened.

“She must have got hold of Ian’s mobile and explained to my sister exactly what was going on at the time.”

Are you Lanark’s Good Samaritan or do you know the lady in question?

If so get in touch with Mary via the Gazette Office by calling 01555 678793 or 01555 772226. Alternatively email

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