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Family gets to thank the hero who saved girl's life; MUM AND DAUGHTER MEET MAN WHO GAVE CHOKING YOUNGSTER FIRST AID.

Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Reporter @Sophie_Doughty

A MUM has thanked the Hoppings hero that saved her daughter's life after using the Chronicle to track him down.

Lyndsey Walton was at the famous Newcastle funfair with her daughter Katie Guy on Saturday when the seven-year-old started to choke while eating some noodles.

I managed calm until was all then I was like a Ingram Without hesitation sweet seller Ingram Noble rushed to Katie's aid, putting his first training into action to dislodge a piece of onion from Katie's throat as her lips turned blue and she struggled to breathe.

But following the heroic act Ingram, along with his daughter Lila, returned to work before Lyndsey had a chance to thank him. Overcome with gratitude, the mum contacted the Chronicle in the hope that someone would know the identity of the man who saved her daughter's life.

As trucks left the Town Moor for another year, we were able to introduce Katie and Lyndsey to Ingram so they could thank him in person.

The 50-year-old, who brings his stall Sweet Treats to the Hoppings every year, to stay after it over, but shaking leaf.

said: "I just didn't think about it. I can't believe how calm I was. I don't think I'm a hero though, I just think I had to do what was necessary. If it was one of my kids I hope someone else would do the same."

Noble." He added: "I was just making candy floss on my stall and my daughter started shouting; 'Dad, Dad, that little girl's choking..

"I just ran out and grabbed her round the waist. At first nothing happened then I squeezed really hard and it came out."

Ingram said he had been required to do a first aid course five years ago and, without thinking, what he'd learned came back to him.

He said. "When I came back from the course I thought it was a waste of time, but now I'm so thankful it was just instinctive. I didn't think about it.

"I managed to stay calm until after it was all over, but then I was shaking like a leaf."

Lyndsey, from Scotswood, used the Chronicle to appeal to find the identity of her mystery hero, and after Ingram's family saw the story they got in touch.

An emotional Lyndsey watched on as Katie said thank you to the man who saved her life and gave him a hug.

Lyndsey said: "It was really important to me to find him and say thank you. I was so lucky that it happened where it did and he was there. I was so lucky that there was someone that knew what to do. If it had been a couple of minutes later it could have been very different."

Katie made a full recovery and was back at school on Monday.

Ingram's daughter, Lila, 16, who was the first to spot Katie choking, said: "It was the most scary thing I have ever seen. I'm really proud of my dad and what he did. It could have been a really different story."

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Ingram Noble meets Katie Guy, seven, who he saved from choking at the Hoppings funfair

Lyndsey Walton with her daughter Katie Guy

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 3, 2019
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