Monday, July 25, 2011

Marcel Gleffe the German holidaymaker saved 20 youngsters from massacre using rented boat - 25th July 2011

German tourist Marcel Gleffe has been hailed a hero after reports emerged detailing how he rescued 20 teenagers from the horror shooting in Norway.

Gleffe was preparing to visit the island with his family when Anders Behring Breivik opened fire of the youngsters at the campsite.

Gleffe told German magazine Der Spiegel that many of the teenagers initially feared he was Breivik's accomplace: 'They were everywhere in the water. I threw lifejackets with a rope attached to them and pulled them aboard, they were all screaming and crying.

'Some of them were shouting: 'Keep away... Don't come any closer'. Others were even asking: 'Are you going to kill us?''

Gleffe revealed how he used his initiative after recognising the tragedy that was unfolding within miles of where he and his family were staying.

He said: 'I just did it on instinct. You don't get scared in a situation like that, you just do what it takes.

'I know the difference between fireworks and gunfire. I knew what it was about, and that it wasn't just nonsense. Read More