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