Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Marcel Gleffe: A True Superhero
Marcel Gleffe is a true hero. During the gunman's rampage Utoya island in Norway, he rescued at least 20 people. He was also joined by others who ferried people from the island to the mainland in their boats.
According to the papers, after hearing gunfire, Marcel Gleffe made several rescue trips to the island over the hour before police arrived.
"There were people swimming everywhere in the water. I threw them lifejackets and pulled those into the boat who were having the most trouble. Everyone was screaming, but they were also helping each other," he told Der Spiegel.
Around 68 people are reported to have died on Utoya and that would have undoutedly been a lot more without Marcel Gleffe and the other heroes that day.