Thank you, my angel
Suicidal man saved by quick-thinking Samaritan Shaun tells of his gratitude in touching letter to Daily Record
GOOD Samaritan Shaun Harper saved the life of a suicidal man, who then reached out through the Daily Record to thank him. Shaun was driving home with girlfriend Nicola Brooks at around 10pm on Sunday when they spotted the man in a desperate state, sitting on the edge of Glasgow’s Dalmarnock Bridge. Shaun, 25, stopped his Jeep and abandoned the vehicle in the middle of the bridge before running to help. The man, who told Shaun his name was Liam, tried to jump but Shaun grabbed his arms and pulled him to safety as 27-year-old Nicola called police. Now Shaun
Saved by an ‘angel’
I WOULD like to thank the “angel” who stopped me from a disastrous scenario on Sunday.
Around 10pm, I had reached my lowest ebb on the edge of the Dalmarnock Bridge. I’d had what I thought was my final cigarette and took the leap when this good Samaritan, who appeared in a has come forward after Liam thanked him in a letter published in yesterday’s Record .
Liam’s letter read: “I would like to thank the angel who stopped me from a disastrous scenario on Sunday.
“Around 10pm, I had reached my lowest ebb on the edge of the Dalmarnock Bridge.
“I’d had what I thought was my final cigarette and took the leap when this good Samaritan, who appeared in a white Jeep, charged to the rescue and saved my life. The man, who I think said stop me from falling to my death. I’d had enough of life but I’m still here thanks to him.
“I will be forever grateful, whoever and wherever you are.”
Shaun contacted The Record after Nicola’s family spotted the letter.
Shaun, of Gallowgate, Glasgow, said: “I was very touched by the letter and more than anything I’m just glad that Liam is OK. I just wanted to come forward and say that.
“When Nicola saw him I slammed on the brakes and ran over to try and talk him down.
“He was saying he was upset about his family and it was so hard to see someone in such a desperate state.
“When he threw his cigarette butt away and slipped over I just grabbed his arms.
“I’m really glad we were there to help him when he needed it most.”
Liam, if you would like to get in touch with Shaun, please contact j.hyland@ dailyrecord.co.uk
TO THE RESCUE Shaun saved man’s life. Picture: Callum Moffat
TOUCHING Liam’s letter in the Record