Social media appeal successful in finding Eden good Samaritan

Date: Thursday 5th October 2017

A SOCIAL media search to find a good Samaritan from the Appleby area was successful after being shared online over 6,000 times.

Widow Tracy Baron, of Walton-le-Dale near Preston, posted the appeal on Monday 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 said 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 posted that his first name was 'Ian' and he told her he was from somewhere near Appleby and was a personal trainer in a leisure centre. She launched the search on the Facebook social media website so she could thank him for helping her in her hour of need.

The appeal was shared thousands of times, including by people living throughout Upper Eden, and successfully helped reconnect Mrs. Baron with her good Samaritan.