A woman whose brother died after collapsing on the side of the A43 in Northamptonshire, is appealing for information about a ‘good samaritan’ who tried to save his life.
Steve Gregory, aged 48, of Brackley, was riding his motorbike on the dual-carriageway near Towcester on September 26 last year when witnesses saw him pull over to the side of the road and drop his bike.
Several vehicles pulled over and drivers tried to help Mr Gregory, who was found to have no pulse and was not breathing.
However, one man carried out CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation] on Mr Gregory until an ambulance arrived 15 minutes later.
Mr Gregory was flown by air ambulance to hospital in Coventry, where it was discovered he had suffered a brain haemorrhage, causing him to collapse.
But the man who delivered CPR, believed to be named Jeremy, had been so effective it had kept Mr Gregory’s organs functional long enough for his two kidneys and his liver to be donated, saving the lives of three other people.
Mr Gregory’s sister, Tina Loggin, of Banbury, has been hoping to find the man who delivered the life-saving treatment.
She said “With the help of the police I have been able to speak to and thank several of the men who were kind enough help Steve. All of them have mentioned this last man who did so much to keep Steve alive for as long as he did, and I’d love to find him.
“All I know about the man is that he may have been called Jeremy and he was travelling to Sheffield to take his daughter to university. I would like to say thank you to Jeremy for acting so bravely and confidently.
“Although he wasn’t able to save Steve’s life, he did make such a difference in that Steve was able to carry out his last, beautiful, gift of organ donation.”
Tina Loggin has set up the #findjeremy campaign on Twitter in the hope that she can make contact with the man to thank him personally.
Anyone with any information is asked to email Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the #findjeremy hashtag.