Hero tradie saves man in river plunge and gets to work on time

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TOM SNOW­DON

A TRADIE who saved a man’s life af­ter his ute plunged into the Bris­bane River on Mon­day has bro­ken his si­lence, say­ing he was more im­pressed that he still made it to work on time.

Lin­coln Sher­lock said he gave lit­tle thought to his own safety as he ripped off his jumper and swam out to save Shayne Wood, who lost con­trol of his ve­hi­cle af­ter faint­ing from flu- like symp­toms on his way to work.

“I didn’t think it was a re­ally dan­ger­ous thing,” Mr Sher­lock told Chan­nel 10’ s The Pro­ject.

“The minute he went into the wa­ter I knew I’d prob­a­bly have to go and get him … just to make sure he was all right.

“I was al­most cer­tain he was un­con­scious, judg­ing by the driv­ing.”

The re­luc­tant star, who was the only per­son on the river bank who swam out to the ve­hi­cle, said Mr Wood was in a pretty bad way by the time he made it to him.

“I was just try­ing to con­vince him, ba­si­cally, to work with me to get him out of the ve­hi­cle,” he said.

Mr Sher­lock said he left straight af­ter­wards be­cause he “didn’t re­ally think it was that much of a big deal”.

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