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Beckton widow appeals for help to find her husband’s Good Samaritan

PUBLISHED: 15:23 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:57 13 February 2017

Michael Salmon's widow, Theresa, wants to find the man or woman who went to her husband's aid after he collapsed from a heart attack.

Michael Salmon's widow, Theresa, wants to find the man or woman who went to her husband's aid after he collapsed from a heart attack.

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A widow whose husband died following a heart attack while on his way out to celebrate New Year’s Eve is appealing for help to find the “Good Samaritan” who rushed to his aid.

Michael Salmon was on his way to the Tollgate Tavern in Mary Rose Mall, Beckton, at about 2.15pm when he collapsed to the ground near Asda a mile away from his home.

A passerby went to help the 68-year-old, trying to resuscitate him and calling for an ambulance, but as soon as paramedics arrived, the stranger left.

The father of one was taken to Bart’s Hospital where days later he passed away.

Hoping to find the man or woman who helped her husband, Theresa Salmon, who lived and worked with Michael at Newham City Farm in Beckton, said: “It would just provide some form of closure.”

Theresa, who met Michael at the Stansfeld Road farm where he worked for 40 years with the heavy horses before the couple married in 1999, added: “Nothing will bring him back, but it would be nice to share in the last few moments of his life. It would just be helpful while I’m grieving.”

Officers and paramedics have so far been unable to help farm manager Theresa, awaiting breast cancer surgery in the days leading up to Michael’s heart attack, find the person who helped her husband, already a prostate cancer survivor himself.

Paying tribute to her husband, who also leaves behind four children, Theresa, 46, added: “He was a loving, caring husband and father. Although his memory will endure in our hearts, he will be greatly missed by his family and good friends.”

Anyone who can help Theresa find Michael’s “Good Samaritan” can email theresa.salmon@btinternet.com.


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