Eh? Thanks sent to a good SamaritanEric Lundin is thankful some people do come to the rescue when other people need help.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Eric Lundin is thankful some people do come to the rescue when other people need help.
Lundin, 83, tells us he was alone at his Rice Lake Township home in early January because his wife and daughter were on a shopping trip. He doesn’t remember exactly what day it was — Jan. 1 or 2, he thinks — but he knows it was cold outside.
Still, Lundin didn’t put on a jacket when he stepped outside to take out the trash. Unfortunately, he missed a step and found himself in a snowbank and unable to stand.
However, he was able to work around to the front of his house. Although some people did drive by, he thinks it was only about 15 to 20 minutes before a motorist stopped. A woman got out of the car, checked on him, and came back to cover him with two or three blankets. She called for help, and Rice Lake Township volunteer firefighters responded. They called for an ambulance, and Lundin was taken to St. Luke’s hospital.
It turned out he had broken his right leg in three places. After a few days at St. Luke’s he remained at the Benedictine Health Center until being sent home in June.
Lundin, who still walks with a cane, never was able find out who the good Samaritan was who came to his rescue. The volunteer firefighters even tried to find out for him but didn’t have any luck, he said.
But he remains grateful for her help.