Prior © Getty Images
Matt Prior showed presence of mind while saving a man’s life © Getty Images

Jan 8, 2014


England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior with an act of bravery stopped a suicide bid by an Englishman in Sydney. He along with England security officer Terry Minish, pulled the man from the ledge when he was about to jump from the Pyrmont Bridge.


Prior accompanied by Stuart Broad were coming back from a Barmy Army’s charity function on Wednesday when the incident took place. Prior, who saw the young man about to commit suicide removed his shoes, threw his phone, wallet as well as passport into the water to save him.


The security officer of England, Minish then went onto call the police with Prior and Broad trying to calm down the situation.


Mirror reported Minish as saying, “Walking back to the hotel we spotted a young man on the edge of the bridge about to jump.”


“He was saying he just wanted to drown. Prior helped to pull him down off the edge of the bridge and sat with him until the police arrived,” he stated.


“It all happened very quickly and we acted on impulse. It is what you do in these situations.”


New South Wales Police though, didn’t make a comment.


It has been a poor tour for Prior and his teammates, but at Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour in Sydney, he showed bravery and presence of mind to save someone’s life.