The Prior-Broad rescue act!

England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were involved in a dramatic late night rescue of a British man preparing to jump off a bridge near the team hotel in Sydney, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wicketkeeper Prior helped pull the man away from the edge of the bridge in Darling Harbour and chatted with him along with Broad for almost an hour before New South Wales police arrived on the scene, The Telegraph reported.

“We just did what anybody would do in that situation,” Prior was quoted by the daily as saying.

“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,” he said.

The players believe the unnamed man was British. He had thrown his telephone, passport and wallet in the water.

Initially the players thought he was standing on the railings of the bridge for a dare before realising the seriousness of the situation, the report said.

They were returning from a ‘Barmy Army’ event on Tuesday night’s raising funds for the Broad Appeal, a charity raising money and awareness to combat Motor Neurone Disease.

 Terry Minish, the team’s security officer, assisted Prior in preventing the man, who had an English accent but did not recognise the cricketers, from jumping into the water, the report said.

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