A Capetonian is looking for the homeless man who saved his brother from drowning after a fall near the rising ocean in Sea Point.
Cape Town, South Africa – A homeless man in Sea Point by the name of Jerome may be the most wanted man in Cape Town at the moment. Not because he did anything wrong, but because he did something so right!
Julian, the brother of a man who nearly drowned at Sea Point called into CapeTalk to ask for some assistance in finding Jerome. Julian explained to Kieno Kammies that his brother Martin, who is a professional dog walker, was walking along the beach when he slipped on some rocks and became trapped.
His leg had become wedged between two rocks, and he was unable to pull it free. While Martin had been walking, the tide had changed, and when he was trapped, the water had started to rise. With the ice-cold Atlantic ocean rising around him, he screamed for help.
Thankfully, Jerome was walking past at the very moment and heard Martin’s cries for help. He rushed over and saw Martin trapped between the rocks with the tide rising around them. Jerome climbed down to help Martin and kept his head above the rising water.
Rescue services arrived and worked tirelessly to free Martin from the rocks. It was a hair-raising rescue as it wasn’t easy to move the rocks.
Martin sustained a broken leg and once freed, was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery. The surgery lasted around 4-hours.
Passers-by had witnessed the rescue and wanted to reward Jerome for his life-saving actions. Jerome humbly refused, insisting he only did what was right in the situation.
“When one of the passersby wanted to reward Jerome he was reluctant to take any kind of monetary reward basically saying that he did what anybody would do in that kind of a situation.”
Julian called into the talk show because he wants to find Jerome and offer him a job and somewhere to live. He hopes to give his brother’s saviour, the second chance in life he deserves.
“My call is that we would like to locate Jerome. Being a homeless person he is not easy to find.”
“I really think that somebody like Jerome deserves a second chance. He saved someone’s life and I believe strongly we should encourage Jerome to have a second chance.” – Julian
If you know who Jerome may be or you want to help Julian uplift Jerome, you can contact Cape Talk with any information.