The ITV presenter Tom Bradby has described the moment he dived into the sea in a desperate attempt to save a man who drove his car off a harbour wall in Greece, while police allegedly did nothing to rescue him.
Bradby claimed that out of nine or 10 custom officials and police present at the port of Rafina, only one jumped into the water to try and free the elderly man from the car as it sank. Bradby said he was left “shaking with shock and anger” by the tragic incident in a series of tweets on Sunday.
Just watched an elderly man commit suicide in Greece by driving his car off the harbour wall in Rafina.; tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Dived in, tried to help, couldn't get him out. Completely shocking.; tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Of the 9 or 10 customs officials and police on the quay only 1 went in to try and get him out as the car sank. The rest watched. Jesus...; tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Am shaking with shock and anger. So much for the Greek holiday trade being business as usual.; tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Dozens of people hailed him a hero on Twitter and sent messages of support and sympathy over the "heartbreaking" incident.
@tombradby I just wanted to say your a special person to have done what you did poor man must be so desperate you did what you could x; juliet jones (@jazzybird65) August 16, 2015
@tombradby how awful for the poor man and for you. So brave to have gone in to try and save him!; ChristineM (@Chrisman51) August 16, 2015
@tombradby. Bless you, so much courage. How sad....; Kathryn Thomas (@KathrynThomas2) August 16, 2015
Greek police have not yet commented on the man's death. Bradby did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Reuse content