Teacher Dies Saving Bride on Nile Honeymoon

Selfless British man saves 3 as storm sinks boat
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 4:00 AM CST
A traditional wooden sailing boat on the Nile at sunset.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A British teacher died saving his bride when a storm capsized their boat during a honeymoon cruise on the Nile. Luke Day, 31, opened a hatch and pushed his wife and two other tourists from the wooden sailing boat as waves swamped it in the middle of the night. He was trapped when it capsized. His wife, Sophie, spent the next three hours repeatedly diving into the Nile in search of him.

"Luke was helping Sophie and everyone else out of the hatch as the boat started to go down," her father told the Times of London. "He was the last to try to get out and unfortunately he didn’t make it. He sacrificed himself to save everyone else, including my daughter. It was a completely selfless act and was entirely in character."

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