Good Samaritans helped mum to be

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A PREGNANT woman who was rescued by two passersby after fainting on the street has thanked the Good Samaritans who came to her aid.

Sarah Matkin, aged 28, from Woodseats, was in H&M on Friday morning when she started to feel dizzy and hot.

Sarah, who is in the early stages of pregnancy, told The Star: “I knew I needed to go outside for some fresh air.

“I leaned against a wall outside so as not to bang my head and then slumped down next to a busker.

She added: “The next thing I knew, two women had come to help me but I was so disorientated because I had fainted and I didn’t really have a clue what was going on.”

The women, who were both aged in their 40s to 50s, reassured Sarah and supported her until the paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service arrived at the scene.

Sarah said: “They were so lovely, one woman even let me lean on her chest while the other let me hold her hand.

“I told them I was pregnant - I must have muttered that under my breath.”

The paramedics were with Sarah within a few minutes.

Sarah said at that point the women continued with their shopping.

Sarah said: “I just want to say thank you, to them. It’s so nice living in a city where people will help you. It’s really comforting.”