Actress Sadie Frost had to call on the help of a friendly pair of ambulance
drivers after losing sight of her little girl IRIS at a London park.
The 25-year-old mum of four, who has been having very public marriage
problems with handsome husband Jude Law, was distraught when her two-year-old
toddler vanished from underneath her eyes while they were enjoying a day out in
Fearing her third-eldest child may have been snatched, the fraught actress
was on the verge of tears as she spent an hour scouring the park - enlisting
two passing ambulance drivers to help her look for the missing youngster and a
seven-year-old boy who was also out with the family.
One of the kindly medics, STUART SMITH, reports, "Sadie was in a terrible
state. She asked me to put an appeal on our radio.
"I told her that wasn't possible but said I'd help her look. She said the
boy was wearing camouflage gear but couldn't remember what her daughter had on.
I set off on foot and my colleague drove round in the ambulance."
The other ambulance driver SIMON MINNIS adds, "There were so many people
around, they could have been snatched quite easily. We didn't recognise her as
Sadie Frost at first. She just looked like any worried mum. As I drove, I saw a
a camouflage top and trousers. He was walking towards a road with a blonde
"I slammed on the brakes and ran over to the kids. I told them their
mother was looking for them.
"The boy didn't trust me so I radioed Stuart who was just around the
corner with Sadie. There was such relief on her face when knew they were
Instead of welcoming the children with a hug of relief though, Sadie
furiously scolded the two kids.
This is not the first time Iris has caused mum Sadie to break into a sweat
while under her care - last October (2002) the little girl swallowed an ecstasy
tablet while in London's fashionable SOHO HOUSE with her mum and some friends.
she came to no harm after the incident.