Flight attendant discovers note on flight saying “I Need Help” – calls the police immediately

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For most people, flying is a pleasant experience; one often associated with exciting trips or vacations. You could be on your way to a long-awaited, sunshine-filled holiday, or example, or on a journey to visit a family member or friend you haven’t seen for a long time.

Unfortunately, the same doesn’t ring true for everyone.

Shelia Fredrick has been working as a flight attendant for several years, and is used to dealing with complicated and awkward situations involving passengers on planes.

Even she never expected, though, that she’d witness something that would change her life forever. On a flight between Seattle and San Francisco, exactly that happened.

When the airplane had reached cruising altitude, she noticed a strange detail …

She spotted an elderly man, well-dressed, sitting next to a blonde girl in shabby clothes. When Shelia passed them by, the girl caught her eye and gave her a look. Shelia didn’t know why, but it felt as though the girl’s gaze pierced her deep. In that moment, she got a sense of urgency, as per the Daily Mail.

When she tried to talk to the man, he instantly became angry and defensive. Shelia began to suspect something was amiss; that not all was as seemed.

After a short time, she decided to go to the toilet and deposit a pen and paper. She was hoping the girl would make use of them if she needed help.

Then Shelia passed by the girl again and made signs for her to go to the toilet.

The note

The girl followed the instructions, and when Shelia returned to the toilet she discovered a message on the paper. According to The Independent, the note read: “I need help.”

Shelia placed a call to the authorities. By the time the plane had landed, the police were in place to seize the man.

The girl herself was around 14-years-old. She had been a victim of human trafficking, having been kidnapped just two months earlier.