One man in Tunisia who proved the ultimate act of love is being hailed a hero. But Matthew James said he saved the life of his soul mate like anyone else would have under the circumstances.
In a picture from a hospital bed in Cardiff, James, 30, a gas engineer from Trehafod, gave the universal “thumbs-up” sign, signaling that he was doing well. Shortly thereafter, doctors discharged the brave man to his home, and listed him in stable condition, according to BBC News.
Matthews James was among throngs of others who suffered gunshot wounds during the Tunisia terror attacks on Friday that left nearly 40 dead. The Inquisitr wrote in a previous report, “The majority of the dead in Friday’s terrorist attack in Tunisia were British.”
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 28, 2015
Luckily, the quick-thinking man and his fiancée survived the shootings. According to 26-yea-old Saera Wilson, Matthew’s wife-to-be, her mate used his body as a human shield when a gunman opened fire on sunbathers and tourists at Sousse Beach.
“He took a bullet for me. I owe him my life because he threw himself in front of me when the shooting started. He was covered in blood from the shots, but he just told me to run away. He told me: ‘I love you babe. But just go – tell our children that their daddy loves them.’ “
Wilson goes on to say how grateful to experience such an unselfish act of romantic love and affection for humankind. She continued detailing how she regrettably left her lover while amid the carnage in Tunisia.
“It was the bravest thing I’ve ever known. But I just had to leave him under the sunbed because the shooting just kept on coming. I ran back, past bodies on the beach to reach our hotel. It was chaos — there was a body in the hotel pool and it was just full of blood.
You just can’t explain how terrible it was. It was chaos with screaming and gunshots. I’m just so glad Matthew is alive because so many other people are dead.”
Officials in Tunisia say Seifeddine Rezgui, 23, a local student, “who has reported links with Islamic State (IS),” died in a shootout with police. Mohammed Ali Aroui, the country’s Interior Ministry spokesperson, said they have detained four others: three roommates and the gunman’s father. Investigators believe “others helped but did not participate” in the terror attacks in Tunisia.
Meanwhile, Matthew James’ family released a statement on his behalf.
“Matthew is currently in a stable and comfortable condition — and he and his fiancée Saera are doing well, and are happy to be back in the UK. They wish to thank all of the medical teams in both Tunisia and the UK for all of their professional assistance, care and support.”
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