Thank you, my an­gel

Sui­ci­dal man saved by quick-think­ing Sa­mar­i­tan Shaun tells of his grat­i­tude in touch­ing let­ter to Daily Record

Daily Record - - NEWS - Jen­nifer Hy­land j.hy­land@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

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

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