Devonte Cafferkey, Sammy Farah and Shawn Young showed courage way beyond their years during the incident, and they later appeared on Britain’s “This Morning” to recount what happened that day.
“We were persuading him not to jump,” Cafferkey said. “Yeah, we were the first to arrive. He was crying and wiping his eyes. We said, ‘You’ve got family and stuff, it’s not worth it.'”
When the boys arrived, the man reportedly had a rope around his neck. Fearing for the man’s life and worried people would see him die, the youngsters were “keeping him calm so he doesn’t quickly jump off.” They reminded him of his friends and family, while also expressing how he still had his whole life ahead of him.
Their efforts finally paid off, as they were able to keep him from jumping until police arrived. Afterward, the man visited the boys and thanked them with vouchers and flowers. Now the boys have been nominated for the Royal Humane Society Award to thank them for their bravery.