LETTERSFrom M. and L. Bown, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, USA:
MY husband, Mark Bown, aged 79, and I arrived in Cowes on May 4, having come to visit Mark’s dearest friends.
We all decided to walk into town for lunch. Unfortunately, Mark tripped on the pavement, hitting his head on the side of the kerb. Immediately, Neil Winter and a man called Cliff came to my husband’s rescue. Cliff applied a compress on Mark’s forehead, as he was bleeding a great deal.
Neil and Cliff called an ambulance and Neil chatted with Mark to keep him alert and preoccupied. They then moved their vehicle closer to where Mark was sitting on the pavement and gently moved him inside the heated vehicle.
When the ambulance arrived to take us to St. Mary’s Hospital, Neil and Cliff left the scene unobtrusively with absolutely no fanfare for their extraordinarily noble deeds.
Surely, this random act of kindness by two total strangers from a foreign country should reinstate everyone’s faith in mankind. However, we would be grossly remiss not to acknowledge this extraordinary episode. Neil and Cliff are not only caring and compassionate gentleman, they area credit to the community of Cowes.
Mark and I will be eternally grateful to Neil and Cliff. They are two very special human beings.