Roswell woman comes to rescue of elderly man | KOB 4

Roswell woman comes to rescue of elderly man

November 05, 2018 05:21 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. - A Roswell woman was in the right place at the right time when an elderly man fainted in an Albertson's parking lot.


Christy Kemei said she was on break one morning when a 96-year-old man caught her attention.

"He was pushing his basket and he was going very slowly,” Kemei said. “I noticed that he started to go lower and lower to the ground."

Kemei said she immediately rushed to his side.

"Once I got over there, I told him, ‘I'm right behind you, you can lean on me if you need to. I'll support you,’" she said.

The man, who Kemei said looked pale, suddenly began to shake and was unable to get into his car.

"I was concerned he wouldn't get home safe, so I went in and asked another employee if she wouldn't mind following us so she can take me home afterward,” Kemei said.

The employee agreed and Kemei drove to Dexter, where the man lived.

"After the trip, he felt better. He was looking better and we kind of cheered him up because we got to talk the whole 30-minute drive about his stories and his life," Kemei said.

The man told Kemei he was likely suffering from exhaustion.



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