Report: Lee Westwood saves millionaire from drowning in Barbados
Lee Westwood might still be searching for his first major title, but he can add "life-saver" to his bulky resume.
According to the Birmingham Mail, Westwood was vacationing in Barbados and saw a man struggling to stay above water in the Atlantic Ocean. Westwood quickly sprung into action and brought the man ashore on Friday.
That man was wealthy Englishman Colin Davies — a miner turned millionaire.
"If there is a power looking over us, I hope he takes note and delivers three majors to this kind and gentle human being," Davies told the Mail.
According to Davies, he quickly realized that he was in trouble once entering the water. His wife, Linda, was out of earshot and couldn’t hear his screams for help. Another family spotted him and hollered, prompting Westwood to sprint into the water.
"I have Parkinson’s disease so to enter the sea was foolhardy or stupid. As soon as I entered I realized I was in trouble," Davies relayed to the Mail.
"By the panic that affects a man when faced with the end of his days I found enough strength to try to reach the beach, I became frightened and called out for help. The family next to us on the beach heard my cry and within a second a muscular male grabbed me and, with tremendous but gentle care, got me back to my lounge bed.
"I was so shocked by the whole affair that I didn’t convey my heartfelt thanks to the Samaritan who had rescued me."
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