England duo pull man off Sydney Bridge, who was trying to commit suicide…
England cricketers Stuart Broad and Matt Prior stopped a British man from committing suicide in Sydney, the Telegraph reports.
Wicket keeper Prior pulled the man off Darling Harbour Bridge, and then himself and Broad spoke to the man for an hour before police arrived and took control of the situation.
The players were returning from a charity function with the Barmy Army late at night, when they saw the man standing on the edge of the bridge. After seeing the unnamed man throw his passport, wallet and phone into the river, they immediately realised the serious of the situation and pulled the man to safety.
However, Prior was quick to play down his role in the event, claiming that anyone would have done the same.
“We just did what anybody would do in that situation,”said Prior.
“We were trying to help a bloke who was struggling and in a bad way. I look back and I’m just glad we left the bar when we did and we were there for him.”
England have just been whitewashed in the Ashes, and are now preparing for the upcoming one-day series – desperate to avoid another humiliation.