NEWTOWN'S Felicia Dexter is searching for the good Samaritan who saved her daughter's life.

The unknown man rescued two-year-old Rebecca Gilham when she raced out into the middle of Hill St after wandering from the family home.

"I don't want to think about what could've happened if he wasn't there to help," Ms Dexter said. "She could've been killed."

The adventurous toddler escaped the family backyard while Ms Dexter hung out the washing.

"I was in the backyard with my three-month-old daughter Melissa and had lost sight of Rebecca.

"She likes to hide so I wasn't too concerned at first but as I began to look for her I started to worry.

"After racing around the house I ran out to the road screaming thinking the worst when I saw her safe with a man across the road from the Newtown shops."

Caught up in the moment the Newtown mother forgot to find out any details about her daughter's rescuer.

"The man said he saw Rebecca race out into the middle of the busy road so he rushed out and got her onto the footpath," Ms Dexter said.

"In my panicked state I didn't think to ask who he was or any other details. I just quickly thanked him before taking Rebecca home."

While the search for the good Samaritan continues, Ms Dexter said she couldn't believe the generosity of Toowoomba residents.

"My partner and I want to find out who this man was so we can thank him properly," she said.

"I always have an eye out around town and have asked around to see if anyone has any clue who he was.

"He has saved my daughter's life and my partner and I will forever be thankful."

Newtown mum Felicia Dexter wants to say thanks to the good Samaritan whom she believes saved her daughter Rebecca's life when she ran onto busy Hill St.
Newtown mum Felicia Dexter wants to say thanks to the good Samaritan whom she believes saved her daughter Rebecca's life when she ran onto busy Hill St. Kevin Farmer


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