On the day that I am going off to Sydney, chance upon this news which warms my heart of being a Malaysian yet am sorry to loose such a selfless man. " .. that He looses a life for another man." Which reminds me to be less adventorous in Australia than what i normally do.
Malaysian hero feared drowned in Australia
SYDNEY (Dec 7, 2007): A Malaysian student gave his life to save a stranger from drowning on Australia's east coast, eyewitnesses said today.
The 25-year-old Queensland University undergraduate is missing, presumed drowned, at Honeymoon Bay on Moreton Island following his camping-trip heroism yesterday afternoon.
He was with a group of fellow swimmers caught in a strong current, Trevor Hassard from the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort told Australia's AAP news agency.
"As they came out past the rocks, they were yelling and screaming," he said. "The Malaysians who made it to the rocks leaned over and grabbed the people as they went past. They got down to two people left, a male and a female in the water, and the man was within reach."
Instead of grasping the hand stretched out for him, he pushed the woman towards it.
"She got pulled out of the water but in pushing her within reach, he pushed himself out of reach," Hassard said. "He saved her life but it's likely that he lost his own. It was absolutely amazing, a totally selfless thing." - dpa