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Helping hands come to the aid of a fallen man

March 14, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

We live near Pittsburgh and have been spending the month of February at Seawatch on the Beach for the last 30 years. We have always felt very safe and welcomed. It's like our second home.

Last Friday we were leaving from dinner and crossed Santini Marina Plaza parking lot when my husband lost his balance and fell, hitting his head very hard on the pavement. He had a nasty cut on the side of his head, and there was lots of blood, scraps etc.

In a matter of minutes, four men who were coming from their car came over to offer help. One went to get a roll of paper towels from his car, and they helped him sit up. My daughter went to Skye's Restaurant and the owner gave her ice in a plastic bag and some paper towels. He was very helpful. A medic nearby heard my daughter and came out to offer assistance. He recommended we go to the emergency room at the hospital, but my husband refused to go. We stopped at CVS Drug Store to get supplies. The pharmacist there recommended wound closure strips for the cut. As my daughter was in line, a woman behind her said she heard the conversation and offered to come out to check my husband because she was a nurse. She also suggested we go to the E.R., but he wouldn't agree.

The next morning we insisted and took him to Lee Memorial Hospital on Summerlin Road, where he got excellent care from everyone. Luckily he didn't break anything, no concussion. We want to thank everyone who helped. It just reinforced our felling of what a great place Fort Myers Beach is.

Doris Kern

Seawatch on the Beach

New Brighton, Pa.



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