Who is Minnie John? 'Modern Family' star Julie Bowen rescued NJ mom who fainted while hiking

'They saw me fall and they immediately got to me and they took care of me. Just like the good Samaritan in the Bible,' John later said about Bowen


                            Who is Minnie John? 'Modern Family' star Julie Bowen rescued NJ mom who fainted while hiking
Julie Bowen was hiking with her sister at the Arches National Park in Utah (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Actor Julie Bowen, known for her portrayal of Claire Dunphy on the popular TV series 'Moden Family', has reportedly rescued a hiker in Utah's Arches Nation Park. Minnie John, a mother from New Jersey, was hiking with her family with her husband and son when she fell unconscious on the way. John reportedly passed out, hitting her nose and breaking her glasses from the impact. 

It was then that Bowen and her sister, who is a doctor, came to John's rescue. They found her on a rock and nursed her injury, and later helped the New Jersey woman to secure treatment. John was treated at a local hospital for a fractured nose and received five stitches. She is presently recovering and thanked Julie Bowen and her sister for helping her. Bowen has starred in 'Modern Family' from 2009 to 2020, alongside Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ed O'Neill, and others. 

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Who is Minnie John?

Minnie John had gone for a trail through the Arches National Park in Utah last week to reach the iconic Delicate Arch, John, of Oradell. Due to the strenuous nature of the hike, she felt dizzy and light-headed along the way. She later admitted that she was not a regular hiker and underestimated how exhausting the hike could be. 

John had to stop and sit on a rock to catch her breath but did not want her family to miss out on the view of the beautiful 52-foot tall arch. So she decided to take a break and asked her husband and son to go ahead without her. However, before long, John fainted and fell flat on her face, injuring her nose and even breaking her glasses. "I bent forward into my knees and was holding my head. That’s all I remember,” she later recalled. She had no one to help her amid the wilderness, had it not been for Julie Bowen. 

Bowen and her sister Dr Annie Luetkemeyer were also on the hike around the same time as John. They found the woman lying unconscious on a rock and immediately attended to her. John regained her consciousness hearing a familiar voice — one that she enjoys hearing on the TV after a long day at work.  

Initially, in a moment of daze, Minnie John failed to recognize Julie Bowen. She asked her if they had met before when Bowen smilingly took her hair down to give a hint. "Can you guess?" she reportedly told John, who was already awestruck to meet her favorite star then. "Wow, you're beautiful," she blurted in excitement. Meanwhile, Bowen's sister bandaged John's nose while Bowen helped her recover. "At the time when you’re all alone and you have no-one, you just have God. And God sent them. I wasn’t even lying there. They saw me fall and they immediately got to me and they took care of me. Just like the good Samaritan in the Bible," John later said.

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