Prior and Broad stop man from killing himself

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“Matt helped to pull him down off the edge of the bridge and sat with him until the police arrived”

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior and pace bowler Stuart Broad stopped an Englishman from jumping off the Pyrmot Bridge in Sydney in an attempt to kill himself.

The man was just about to jump when Prior, Broad and England security manager Terry Minish spotted him and tackled him to the ground.

The trio talked with the man until the police arrived to take him away.

“We just did what anybody would do in that situation,” Prior said. “We were trying to help a bloke who was struggling and in a bad way. I look back and I’m just glad we left the bar when we did and we were there for him.”

Minish praised Prior’s bravery and told the Daily Mirror: “Walking back to the hotel we spotted a young man on the edge of the bridge about to jump. He was saying he just wanted to drown. Matt helped to pull him down off the edge of the bridge and sat with him until the police arrived.

“It all happened very quickly and we acted on impulse. It is what you do in these situations.”

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