By Liam Reilly, CNN
Actor Julie Bowen of “Fashionable Household” and her sister helped rescue a hiker when she fainted final week at Arches Nationwide Park in Moab, Utah, the hiker advised CNN.
“They may have simply ignored me, handed on, however they didn’t,” Minnie John mentioned Saturday. “She might have gone on — she should have had a busy agenda that was disturbed due to me. They handled me, a stranger, with love and respect.”
John, of New Jersey, recounted the occasions in a three-part Facebook post during which she additionally shared pictures of her expertise.
She, her husband, Shaji, and their son, Brandon, had gone to Utah to see the Delicate Arch, she wrote. The attraction, which is 46 ft excessive and 32 ft huge, is the biggest free-standing arch within the nationwide park and one of many most popular sights.
John mentioned that as they neared the path’s finish, she felt lightheaded, dizzy and unable to make it to the arch, which was nonetheless quarter-hour away. She mentioned she sat on a rock to keep away from fainting and advised her household to proceed with out her.
“All I keep in mind is sitting there with my head in my fingers safe on the rock,” John wrote in one Facebook post. “Subsequent factor I hear somebody with a well-known voice stored asking me questions.”
John advised CNN that Bowen, greatest identified for taking part in Claire Dunphy on the TV present “Fashionable Household,” her sister, Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer, and a information had been additionally mountain climbing to see the Delicate Arch. “The information noticed me fall ahead,” she mentioned.
Bowen, her sister and the information ran to John and located she’d damaged her nostril and the pores and skin round her nostril, she mentioned.
In a quick cellphone dialog, Luetkemeyer confirmed to CNN that she and her sister rescued the hiker.
CNN has additionally reached out to Bowen and a consultant for remark.
‘They had been so all the way down to earth, so real, so candy’
John, who’s diabetic, had low blood sugar, was severely dehydrated, and had forgotten to eat since breakfast, she mentioned. John mentioned Luetkemeyer, an infectious illness specialist, was in a position to care for her instantly, cleansing her wound and offering her with electrolytes, drugs and pretzels.
“I had no power in my ft,” John mentioned. “Julie and Annie acquired each my arms, lifted me up, and put me on the identical rock I’d fallen off of. My eyes got here into focus and I noticed Julie in entrance of me as Annie was nonetheless speaking to me.”
As soon as she was seated, Bowen and Luetkemeyer used John’s cellphone to contact Brandon, John defined. As they waited for the return of John’s household, John requested for a bunch picture.
“I mentioned, ‘Can I take an image?’ and Julie mentioned, ‘In fact,’ and gave me a giant hug and we took an image,” John mentioned. “They had been so all the way down to earth, so real, so candy: Under no circumstances the way you would possibly count on a giant actor or a giant physician to be — which they’re. They had been simply so humble, so loving.”
Fifteen minutes later, Shaji and Brandon returned from the arch.
“They had been so frantic,” John wrote in her publish. “Had I fallen sideways or backwards, I might have break up my head.”
John went to Moab Regional Hospital, she advised CNN, the place she obtained 5 stitches and was advised she had a fractured nostril. She mentioned medical doctors there advised her many hikers don’t understand how troublesome the path is, particularly given the warmth, and can typically go ill-prepared.
“I’ve scabs over all of the scraped elements,” John mentioned.
She added how amazed she was at Bowen and her sister’s actions.
“I knew I’d by no means meet them once more however I appreciated and admired the human a part of what they did — selfless, not egocentric,” she mentioned. “We are inclined to neglect the each day kindnesses we encounter. We’re blind to all the things round us and don’t think about that folks shall be so good, type and caring.”
Bowen appeared in all 11 seasons of “Modern Family.” She’s additionally appeared in “Ed,” “ER” and the movie “Pleased Gilmore.”
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