Street worker saves pedestrian

Jez Morris (L) with Brian Mitchell (R)
Jez Morris (L) with Brian Mitchell (R)
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A construction worker who helped a man who collapsed on the street near to where he was working has been thanked for his efforts.

Jez Morris, who is working on a sewer improvement scheme in Eckington, spotted Brian Mitchell looking dizzy and about to fall to the ground on the precinct in the town and went to his aid.

Jez, a site foreman for a construction firm involved in the Yorkshire Water sewer works scheme, is a qualified first aider and managed to get to Brian before he collapsed.

Once Brian came around, Jez drove him home.

To say thank you, Brian visited the constriction site with a thank you card and bought the good Samaritan a bacon sandwich and cup of tea.

Jez said: “It was good to see him looking well and I really appreciated the card he bought for me.”

Brian said: “I felt dizzy, next thing I was on my knees and Jez was behind me holding me up, which was a good thing for me.”

Edward Sorfleet, Yorkshire Water’s project manager, said: “We try to be a good neighbour and I’m pleased one of the benefits was that Jez was around to come to Brian’s rescue. I know any of our team would do the same if they saw someone in trouble.”