Lee Westwood saves drowning holidaymaker in Barbados

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Worksop golfing star Lee Westwood helped save a drowning British holidaymaker in Barbados, it has been revealed.

The sporting star raced to assist Colin Davies, from Solihull in the West Midlands, after he got in trouble in the water.

Mr Davies told the Birmingham Mail: “I have Parkinson’s disease so to enter the sea was foolhardy or stupid.

“As soon as I entered I realised I was in trouble. My legs wouldn’t move, and my wife was out of earshot. I became frightened and called out for help.

“Within a second a muscular male grabbed me and, with tremendous but gentle care, got me back to my lounge bed. I was so shocked by the whole affair that I didn’t convey my heartfelt thanks to the Samaritan who had rescued me.

“A man some way from the incident asked me if I knew the man who had helped me? Still in a mild shock, I replied no.

“The beach Samaritan was Lee Westwood.”

He added: “If there is a power looking over us, I hope he takes note and delivers three Majors to this kind and gentle human being.”