Found: Mystery man who revived woman in time to say goodbye

Firefighter Muhd Arfiz bin Azmi, at left. At right, the location in Bedok where the woman was hit by a van in November. Photos: Md Arfiz, Motorist.sg/Facebook
Firefighter Muhd Arfiz bin Azmi, at left. At right, the location in Bedok where the woman was hit by a van in November. Photos: Md Arfiz, Motorist.sg/Facebook

The mystery man who revived a woman hit by a vehicle long enough for her family to say goodbye has been identified as a 29-year-old firefighter. 

Following attempts by the woman’s family to locate the good samaritan, Muhd Arfiz bin Azmi has come forward and told Coconuts Singapore that he was riding a motorbike home from working the night shift when he saw the woman “lying motionless” on the ground. 

“I was riding on my way home after duty when I saw an accident happen at the junction and saw a lady lying motionless,” he said. “That’s where I decided to give help.”

Singapore family seeks man who revived mom long enough to ‘say goodbye’

Arfiz got to work performing CPR on the woman and was surprised when it succeeded in reviving her. 

“[It] was shocking and happy at the same time. I didn’t expect that she managed to be revived,” he said, adding that he was saddened by the fact that she later died.

The woman was riding a bicycle when she was hit by a van on Nov. 15 at a junction along Bedok North Avenue 2. Arfiz is planning to meet with the woman’s daughter, Serine Wee, who appealed publicly for the chance to thank him.

“She was resuscitated by a young man via CPR, but unfortunately, Mdm Goh succumbed to head injuries two hours later at the hospital,” read the appeal posted Tuesday to Motorist.sg.

The act of kindness “allowed the family to say goodbye,” it added.

Arfiz reached out to Motorist.sg after noticing the appeal, which was published after Wee’s personal attempts to find him were not successful.

A Tuesday update indicates they are still looking for an off-duty nurse who also rendered aid.

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