Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' helped rescue a hiker who fainted in a Utah national park

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(CNN)Actor Julie Bowen of "Modern Family" and her sister helped rescue a hiker erstwhile she fainted past week astatine Arches National Park successful Moab, Utah, the hiker told CNN.

"They could person conscionable ignored me, passed on, but they didn't," Minnie John said Saturday. "She could person gone connected -- she indispensable person had a engaged docket that was disturbed due to the fact that of me. They treated me, a stranger, with emotion and respect."

John, of New Jersey, recounted the events successful a three-part Facebook station in which she besides shared photos of her experience.

    She, her husband, Shaji, and their son, Brandon, had gone to Utah to spot the Delicate Arch, she wrote. The attraction, which is 46 feet precocious and 32 feet wide, is the largest free-standing arch successful the nationalist parkland and 1 of the astir fashionable sights.

      John said that arsenic they neared the trail's end, she felt lightheaded, dizzy and incapable to marque it to the arch, which was inactive 15 minutes away. She said she sat connected a stone to debar fainting and told her household to proceed without her.

      "All I retrieve is sitting determination with my caput successful my hands unafraid connected the rock," John wrote in 1 Facebook post. "Next happening I perceive idiosyncratic with a acquainted dependable kept asking maine questions."

      Minnie John is surrounded by Julie Bowen, right, and her sister Annie.

      John told CNN that Bowen, champion known for playing Claire Dunphy connected the TV amusement "Modern Family," her sister, Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer, and a usher were besides hiking to spot the Delicate Arch. "The usher saw maine autumn forward," she said.

      Bowen, her sister and the usher ran to John and recovered she'd breached her chemoreceptor and the tegument astir her nose, she said.

      In a little telephone conversation, Luetkemeyer confirmed to CNN that she and her sister rescued the hiker.

      CNN has besides reached retired to Bowen and a typical for comment.

      'They were truthful down to earth, truthful genuine, truthful sweet'

      John, who is diabetic, had debased humor sugar, was severely dehydrated, and had forgotten to devour since breakfast, she said. John said Luetkemeyer, an infectious illness specialist, was capable to instrumentality attraction of her close away, cleaning her coiled and providing her with electrolytes, medicine and pretzels.

      "I had nary spot successful my feet," John said. "Julie and Annie got some my arms, lifted maine up, and enactment maine connected the aforesaid stone I'd fallen disconnected of. My eyes came into absorption and I saw Julie successful beforehand of maine arsenic Annie was inactive talking to me."

      Once she was seated, Bowen and Luetkemeyer utilized John's cellphone to interaction Brandon, John explained. As they waited for the instrumentality of John's family, John asked for a radical photo.

      "I said, 'Can I instrumentality a picture?' and Julie said, 'Of course,' and gave maine a large hug and we took a picture," John said. "They were truthful down to earth, truthful genuine, truthful sweet: Not astatine each however you mightiness expect a large histrion oregon a large doc to beryllium -- which they are. They were conscionable truthful humble, truthful loving."

      Fifteen minutes later, Shaji and Brandon returned from the arch.

      "They were truthful frantic," John wrote successful her post. "Had I fallen sideways oregon backwards, I would person divided my head."

      Minnie John received 5  stitches and was told she had a fractured nose

      John went to Moab Regional Hospital, she told CNN, wherever she received 5 stitches and was told she had a fractured nose. She said doctors determination told her galore hikers don't recognize however hard the way is, particularly fixed the heat, and volition often spell ill-prepared.

      "I person scabs implicit each the scraped parts," John said.

      She added however amazed she was astatine Bowen and her sister's actions.

        "I knew I'd ne'er conscionable them again but I appreciated and admired the quality portion of what they did -- selfless, not selfish," she said. "We thin to hide the regular kindnesses we encounter. We're unsighted to everything astir america and don't ideate that radical volition beryllium truthful good, benignant and caring."

        Bowen appeared successful each 11 seasons of "Modern Family." She's besides appeared successful "Ed," "ER" and the movie "Happy Gilmore."

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