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Doncaster mum reunited with lifesaving hero

Pam Presley, 20, with son Logan, two, with Gary Evans, 51, who saved his life when he fell into the lake at Sandall Park.

Pam Presley, 20, with son Logan, two, with Gary Evans, 51, who saved his life when he fell into the lake at Sandall Park.

 

The mum of a toddler who almost drowned when he tumbled into a park has been reunited with the stranger who saved his life.

Earlier this month the Free Press launched an appeal to trace the identity of the passer-by who saved Logan Presley, two, from drowning in the lake sat Sandall Park in Wheatley Hills.

And thanks to our readers, we have now been able to reunite little Logan and mum Pam with Gary Evans, 51, - the heroic grandfather, who risked his health to rescue the youngster.

Mr Evans, of Howden Close, Bessacarr, suffers from osteoarthritis which restricts his mobility, but says that he completely forgot about his health when he saw Logan dart towards the water.

He said: “It was instinctive, I was watching him get closer and closer to the edge and then when he fell in I didn’t even think about it, I just went to get him.

“I’m not a hero, I’m just me. It’s good to see him again, and so full of beans.”

Pam, 20, of Cooper Street, Hyde Park, described being reunited with Mr Evans as the ‘most important meeting’ of her life.

She added: “I want to say thank you so much. What he did is save the most precious thing in my life, and I will always be grateful.”

 

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