Lee Westwood had a “Baywatch” moment while on vacation in Barbados. The English golfer has been credited with saving a drowning British millionaire last Friday.
Colin Davies was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean when he got into trouble amid the waves. Westwood heard the man, who has Parkinson’s disease, screaming for help, saw Davies flailing about and rushed into the water to save the man.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Davies said at the time he had no idea who had rescued him.
“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,” Davies said. “The beach Samaritan was Lee Westwood.”
The 41-year-old Westwood, who now lives in Palm Beach, Fla., alluded to the rescue on Twitter.
@AndrewHarding9 don’t get baywatch images in your head Andrew! The gentleman was struggling to get back up the beach and I helped him out.
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) January 21, 2015
Davies hopes the universe pays Westwood back for his good deed.
“If there is a power looking over us,” Davies said, “I hope he takes note and delivers three Majors to this kind and gentle human being.”